Originally published: July 11, 2017
Yes, that’s right, your accent could be affecting how employable you are during the recruitment process. For better or worse, despite our best efforts, the UK has different attitudes to its regional accents. What are these attitudes, and what impact do they have on employment? Industrial cleaning company, DCS Multiserve investigate.
Did your accent influence an employer’s decision to hire you?
Research suggests that employers often allow an applicant’s accent to influence their decision to hire them. In fact, eight in 10 employers admit to making discriminating decisions based on regional accents, according to a report by law firm Peninsula.