Businesses need a change in perception | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, August 21, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, August 21, 2019

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Businesses need a change in perception

Finding a job these days takes considerable effort, whether it be at a private or government institution. On top of that, a number of companies are apparently reluctant to hire graduates from certain universities which makes things more problematic. Because companies are mainly looking to hire graduates from only a handful of universities, students coming out of universities that are considered mediocre have fewer options available to them.

Shortlisting candidates for a job should extend beyond which university they graduate from. Companies should consider how qualified a candidate is based on their individual abilities, not just the universities they attend. Sadly, however, this does not seem to be the case. Applicants are often overlooked because of such discriminatory practices.

Although many top businesspeople propagate the need for creative thinking, it seems the companies they lead haven’t succeeded in getting out of such traditional thinking. The perception that creative people deserve a chance to prove themselves is yet to be truly established in Bangladesh. Which is why, our perception regarding this matter must change first.

Abu Hasnat Evna Mostafa, Corporate HR Executive, Ananta Companies


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