The Recruitment Genome Project: So Long Resumes, Hello DNA!

What would you think if you were hired for a job, not because of your skills, your sunny personality, or even (let's just say it) your appearance; because, instead, the company was focusing upon your genes to determine if you're a good match or not? That's exactly what innovative company Arbita is proposing by taking a closer look at how the Human Genome Project could play a role in job recruitment.

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Arbita is a recruitment marketing company that's decided to participate in the Human Genome Recruitment project to help pinpoint which essential genes relate to specific skills and elements that can help employers determine whether someone will be a good fit for their job or company, or if they should move onto the next candidate.

For those looking to participate in a project that could potentially be the wave of recruitment in the future - there's a survey published on Arbita's website. Some of it seems to be for the progression of their company, while part of it will help researchers eventually determine how to hire by simply looking at DNA.


Nov 6, 2009
by Sparrow


I was hoping that movie was only so much science fiction. Just what the world needs, a new way to discriminate. "Sorry, you can't work. You have inferior genes"  While NOT a fan of too much government intrusion in our lives, I'd say this concept should be outlawed and fast.

Nov 6, 2009
by Anonymous

Problems (agree with posters)

Great for Security ,Finance positions IE prone to lying, stealing etc.

Otherwise Very discriminatory & in this job market U dont need this.

Fine for narrow Niche use ONLY IE

WH staff
NATO Hqs staff
UN Hqs staff NY
Cabinet members.
PD chief.
Finance CFO
Some CEOs by Niche Industry.

But for the General Public- NO.

IE Min Wage to 80K I say NO.

Only override is Security & Secret Data acess, High Finances, Payroll,
Investments, Data, Credit Card employees IE AMEX.

Nov 6, 2009
by Anonymous

Please, As if 1/2 of HR


As if 1/2 of HR magic wasn't misguided enough. The last thing this world needs is a bunch of genetic tea-leaf readers trying to find their tri-wizard champion.


Nov 10, 2009
by Anonymous

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