The U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) is designed to be the socialist ideal of utopian single-payer healthcare. Of course, the quest for socialist perfection can never end, and NHS officials are now demanding hiring interviews to explain why a White person was hired for a job with the service instead of someone from an ethnic minority group.
Official policy at a north London facility now requires staff to complete and file reports showing why the successful White job candidate was found to be “more suitable” than a member of a preferred demographic group.
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If you hire a "White Person," you have to explain why to the government.
NHS Trust has ordered written “justification” if they offer a job to a white applicant.
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They are being challenged to prove to executives how they scored non-White applicants and develop suggestions for how unsuccessful candidates can improve their scores.
Some staffers have complained that the NHS hiring system is no more than a “tick-box exercise” that increases the already-immense bureaucratic bloat at the agency.
Reporting earlier this week by the Daily Mail indicates the NHS is burdened with immense expenses for “woke non-jobs” in hospitals at a time when front-line patient care is suffering.
The paper now reports that NHS has had policies in place since July 2018 that mandate staff to justify hiring any White candidate for a senior position. That rule has been expanded in recent months to apply to all hiring. The requirement that staff explain why a candidate was “more suitable” than other candidates only applies in cases where White applicants are chosen.
Any time an ethnic minority candidate is not hired, staff must provide detailed “scoring notes” explaining their reasons for not hiring that person. Staff must also suggest to the unsuccessful candidate how they might “develop their experience, skills, or amplitude” for future applications.
One hiring manager said that “justifying your decision based on where they might be from does take a lot of time because you have to reevaluate your decision from a completely different perspective, based on race rather than ability.”
A spokesperson for the Royal Free London hospital told the Mail that the facility is “committed to having a diverse workforce and we seek to ensure all candidates, irrespective of their ethnicity, have equal opportunities to work.”