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Ah ok great I was beginning to wonder if there was an issue
So what brings your question in today?
at my job they are requiring us to send in picture before we can hire them
its just odd
That is a bit odd
chances are its to familiarize everyone with the person
so there is less of a learning process
they are giving us BS reason
There currently though is no Iphone technology that allows a photo to be linked directly to a background check
your response is what they are telling us to tell the prospective employee
it would be over 1000 employees for him to remember it is always changing to
That type of technology is actually pretty exclusive and chances are considerably more expensive than what would be availble to the consumers
if you think about it as a privacy issue
because there is always a social security number(at least in the US) linked with each person
it would ALSO be a privacy invasion if used by consumers
maybe, just checking to see what they are really doing
usually for the most part, third party companies are actually used for background checks otherwise
those that specialize in it
it could be true but other company other than ours are starting to do this to
again not everyone has a photo readily available so again its linked with social security
do what require a photo?
to get hire for a job
It is to have your recognition on file
for example when you see people in the news, and the photo is an employment photo
not a mugshot
not a candid picture
but for identification purposes
social security numbers are how background checks are run
using other information
a photo would not be reliable enough for that
I'm thinking like you on this to
but just checking around since we all think there is another reason for this
Yea its just wayyyyyy to risky to depend on a photo(which could EASILY be tampered with) to risk a background check on that
they are simply not telling us what it is
wayyyy to risky in the digital age
I truly believe it is for ID purposes
think about it like this
if someone in the company made a MAJOR mistake
or did something truly awful
how would you identify him/her?
giving subjective physical features would vary person to person
esp. since another company is starting do this this to
what is the other company involved with?
what kind of business
we are thinking it is being run through some app and see if it pick up something this employee might be involve in something else, or just not be honest with us on their application
Ours is a restaurant, the other is not a restaurant where this manager wife is working at
I have no proof of this, we were just chatting about it tonight
I would give you my opinion as I actually own a small business myself
If I hired someone
and say for example there were not a social networking person, didn't do alot online
I would want a photo of them
IF for some awful something went wrong at work
and people came to question me on them or whatever else
I would not want to say " well he/she is X feet tall, looks like this, etc..
no matter how you look at it
A photo is objective on what they look like
so assuming the employer takes it
its their file
what kind of business do you have?
From a background perspective
Its in the automotive market
focusing on preserving "special" vehicles
very expensive ones at that
Anyone who I have had help me before
well, if they are wanting all their restaurants to start doing this, well there over 100 restaurants at probably 60 to 80 employees at each one
how can they keep up with all these photos?
OK how about this
probably just print and file them
what was the last restaurant you had poor service at?
do you remember
still seems like a lot of cost to maintain this
From a business perspective its an operating cost
Digital photos cost nothing to print
I don't really recall the last time I had bad service, after working over 60 hours a week, I don't really want to go to another restaurant
I completely understand :)
My question following that was going to be "do you remember your waitress's/waiter's face"
well thinks for taking to time to talk, it just seems odd to us
does it make sense
well, yes I do remember
of just keeping a basic photo on file
along with all other information
as a way to keep people accountable and to be able to ID them easily
but she waited on me a few times through the years
thanks have a great night
you too - if you have any other questions I am happy to help