Human resources departments in corporations sometimes are accused of being impersonal, even harsh, as if those in charge of hiring just see job applicants as something to chew up and spit out. That’s a terribly unfair stereotype, of course, and I surely hope that it doesn’t apply to typical corporations in Utah, that cheerful and employee-friendly state – right? That’s why I’m puzzled over the employment page of a Utah firm that’s been in the news recently. Is Sarcos Corporation making some kind of subtle statement with the design of that page? And is this representative of other Utah firms? I mean, Utah is a happy, friendly place, right??
Any of you readers from Sarcos? I’d be interested in your comments. Are you getting a lot of applications based on this page design?
In fairness to Sarcos, let me point out that they sound like one of the more exciting companies in the U.S., and that the theme of their employment page is surely more a reflection on the cool robotics that they have developed rather than a preview of how applicants will be welcomed by H.R. But perhaps their Webmaster might consider if other subliminal messages might be conveyed….