A new job recruitment website launched by beautifulpeople.com allows businesses to pick the most attractive unemployed applicants.
The website claims, “Numerous studies have shown that consumers tend to respond more positively and are more receptive to attractive people.”
Beautifulpeople.com is a dating website that only allows attractive people to join. Now they want to try their hand at offering up 750,000 potential job candidates to businesses seeking great-looking employees.
“BeautifulPeople’s recruitment service makes it easy for businesses to secure attractive, personable employees to give your business that competitive edge,” the website states. “The members of BeautifulPeople.com offer a wealth of skills, qualifications and expertise with the added bonus that they all look fantastic.”
Members will also be able to look through job listings and apply to companies.
"An honest employer will tell you that it pays to hire good-looking staff," said Greg Hodge, the company’s managing director, in a statement. "Attractive people tend to make a better first impression on clients, win more business and earn more."
Hodge added, "This isn't an invitation for crackpots to come and ogle our beautiful members."
It's worth noting: female candidates on the site could be playing a losing game. Statistically speaking, female employers are less interested in attractive female candidates. A 2012 study found that attractive women are less likely to be called in for an interview if they submit a photo with their resume.
The website’s mission is a bit reminiscent of what Abercrombie & Fitch recently landed in hot water for. Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries said this: “Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely."