Your name impacts your hireability in the Gulf

We’ve heard of favoritism, nepotism and sexism, but have you ever heard of Namism?

we did not just make this s*it up

we did not just make this s*it up

Case in point, Bayt.com; one of the strongest online recruitment websites in the region, send a periodic email entitled “How visible were you to employers in the last two weeks?” which includes the following table:

namism

 

I can almost imagine the conversation:

Manager: HR! We need an employee… no, I don’t care about their qualifications, skills or years of experience… no not even where they are located, just get me someone called AYMAN ASAP!

PS my name is Ayman.

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