Sunday, November 21, 2004

I'm fixated on weird first names

So we all remeber that study where they found that HR people were screening job applicants by the ethnicity of their names. "Are Emily and Greg more employable than Lakisha and Jamal?" I think it was called. Basically if your name sounds black you're not getting an interview.

So what if your name just sounds assinine? While I have no reason to assume that Emily will do a better job than Lakisha, I am pretty sure either one of them will out perform Moon Unit or Senorita or Precious Moments.

So are Enrique and Tyrell more employable than Courvosier and Dweezil?

Hm. My thesis maybe?
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