Taiwanese electronics manufacturer foxconncollecting products for Apple, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, Cisco and other well-known companies, is pursuing a new policy when hiring employees - now older applicants have received an advantage, and young and middle-aged people undergo a thorough psychological test.
The reason for such distrust of young cadres is not at all that they have less experience and life wisdom than their older colleagues. The real reason for the new approach was a wave of suicides among the company's employees due to harsh working conditions, the last suicide occurred on August 4 this year. Management foxconn has already tried various “effective” methods, such as calling a shaman or a Buddhist monk, and now it has been decided to include scientific psychological methods.
The main idea is that older workers are supposedly more hardened by life and more tolerant of pressure from superiors, they have already come to terms with what is happening and are not prone to sudden mental impulses, in other words, they are ready to endure all bullying and inhuman working conditions. Now, when applying for a job, applicants will be tested for emotional stability and "maturity" of the mental state.
Management foxconn claims that the rumors about the suicides of its employees are inflated and paid for by competitors in order to denigrate the name of the company, but in fact everything is not so bad and such situations often occur in factories in the Asian region, famous for its cheap labor. Perhaps the attention of the press and the high-profile scandals that follow one after another will help draw attention to the problem and improve the working conditions of workers. foxconn and other enterprises. Many companies, in particular Apple, already start to refuse from cooperation with foxconn and establish relationships with other manufacturers.