IT consulting firm plunged into racial scandal after posting vacancy for non-Asians
IT Company Aptude found itself at the epicenter of a scandal after job seekers found "non-Asian" in the list of requirements for hiring. The story went viral in a matter of hours.
The first to raise a fuss was an Instagram user dionlimtv.
“A man named Stephen Li told me his girlfriend saw a job posting on LinkedIn several days ago for a Menlo Park based company called Aptude. Under job requirements: “non-Asian”,” he wrote. “Stephen was so disgusted (I was too) he posted the job listing on LinkedIn to raise awareness and told me “I definitely wasn’t going to let it go unnoticed”.”
To justify the company itself, we can add the fact that Aptude is not only engaged in IT consulting, but also has a recruiting department.
“Aptude provides our clients across multiple industries with quality professionals and consultants. Whether you need to hire IT staff, fill a temporary medical position, or piece together an engineering project team,” говорится в описании странички на Фейсбук.
It is very likely that the customer set requirements for the recruitment of a person not only for professional skills, but also with a certain appearance.
The platform LinkedIn reported that it was not aware of the incident, but it is extremely negative about any manifestations of racism.
“We’re investigating to ensure this doesn’t happen again. We don’t tolerate racism or hate of any kind — every member has the right to a safe, trusted, and respectful experience on our platform,” says the statement.