A new job recruitment website launched by beautifulpeople.com allows businesses to pick the most attractive unemployed applicants.
The website claims, â€śNumerous studies have shown that consumers tend to respond more positively and are more receptive to attractive people.â€ť
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.
â€śBeautifulPeopleâ€™s recruitment service makes it easy for businesses to secure attractive, personable employees to give your business that competitive edge,â€ť the website states. â€śThe members of BeautifulPeople.com offer a wealth of skills, qualifications and expertise with the added bonus that they all look fantastic.â€ť
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 companyâ€™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 websiteâ€™s mission is a bit reminiscent of what Abercrombie & Fitch recently landed in hot water for. Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries said this: â€śCandidly, 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 donâ€™t belong [in our clothes], and they canâ€™t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely."