Better job scope for English-sounding names.
Recent study by University of British Columbia has revealed that the job-applicants with English-sounding names have more probability of getting interview calls as compared to applicants having Indian, Chinese or Pakistani names. For example, the study came across amongst immigrants, names like “Jill Wilson” or “John Martin” has 40% more change of getting interview than names like “Sana Khan” or “Lie Li”. Applicants having mixed names like Vivian Zhang have 20% better probability as compared to non-English names, but still they behind the English names in getting interviews.
Philip Oreopoulos, the one who lead the research has said that job applicants with foreign sounding names might face tough time in getting a job in the foreign land. He has given his comment that while conducting the research, he was shocked to see such discrimination based on names. He said that this discrimination is like the situation that was in U.S., distinction between white and black sounding names.
This discrimination based on names is certainly an unfair deed that must be kept under check. This is totally against the human right laws and barring much eligible candidates from getting a job. This is not in the interest of immigrants are the competent aspiring candidates are kept waiting if they do not have English-sounding names.