Employers sometimes ask people applying for jobs for personal information, such as their hobbies and interests, and whether they are married or single. Some people say that this information may be relevant and useful, others disagree. Discuss both the views and give your own opinion.

Many a time applicants are asked to provide personal
information including
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information, including
their interests, hobbies and
also
marital status. Some recruiters feel that
this
information
is useful. I agree with that view. In my opinion, personal
information
gives a lot of insight into a
job
applicant’s personality and
hence
it is crucial;
however
, there is a small risk of it being misused by the
employer
.
However
, whether an
employee
needs to share personal
information
depends on the nature of the
job
.
For example
, a recruiter does not have to ask for the personal
information
of a contract
employee
or a consultant whose service is required for only a short period. Whereas in the case of a permanent
job
an
employer
must know about an applicant’s
hobbies
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hobby
or interests as knowing about a person’s interests can help to understand if they possess leadership skills or if they are a team player. An
employer
may
also
benefit from knowing a potential
employee
’s marital status.
For example
, if an
employer
is looking to hire an air hostess who is supposed to work odd hours and even on weekends, it does not make sense for them to hire a woman with young kids. On the down side, some people insist that employers should not ask for personal
information
. According to them, the recruiter may use the personal
information
to discriminate against an
employee
and
this
argument is valid to a certain extent.
For example
, an
employer
may decide not to hire an applicant whose religious or political ideologies clash with theirs. To sum it up, I believe that the personal
information
is useful for the
employer
because in most cases it is a very important indicator of a person’s personality and his comfort level with a
job
. It is,
therefore
, understandable why employers ask for
this
.
However
, there is a small risk that the
employer
could use
this
information
against an
employee
.

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