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April 27, 2017

The Snowflake Test

This sounds like good news:

A Connecticut-based marketing company has created a “snowflake” test to weed out entitled liberal Millennials.

The Silent Partner Marketing company has come up with a unique way to vet potential employees. The firm developed a survey for applicants asking a number of questions about themselves. Questions include “What does America mean to you?” and “How do you feel about guns?”

Kyle Reyes, CEO of Silent Partner Marketing appeared on Fox & Friends on Wednesdney, saying “I needed a filter to sort through all of that.”

What a h8r. Why whould he do such a thing?

Reyes said he’s looking for employees who don’t feel entitled or expect things to be handed to them. He insists, however, that emotional people are welcomed to apply—as long as they don’t need a safe space at the office.

“I want people who have a sense of community, who have a sense of heart, who aren’t afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves.” He explained. Then added, “But who are able to make an argument and stand by it.”

The CEO said that “Someone who’s not proud to be an American” would be automatically disqualified from a job at the firm.

And it gets even better:

Following the media interest, Reyes said, many other companies have approached him, offering “significant” amounts of money to design a similar test for them.

Unfortunately, I think this is a lawsuit waiting to happen. I've on hiring and vetting committees at some of the places I've worked at. Finding good people who will fit in is dang hard. It's amazing what you can't ask in interviews and it's amazing what you can't ask the candidate's previous employers. Like, pretty much everything. All they can do is confirm dates of employment. Questions about whether the guy was a good worker, did he show up on time, did he get along with people, all of those types of questions cannot be asked. By law.

So how does the employer weed out the slackers, the surly, and the psychos?

This is why they have to do things like look for you on social media and that is why they devise snowflake tests. Pretty much all of the conventional means for assessing employee fitness have been made illegal. It's almost getting to the point where you have to make your hiring decisions by using a dartboard.

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posted by OregonMuse at 11:30 AM

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