Research into tattoos shows that the public perceptions or stereotypes have changed dramatically… to the point that in many contexts, they’re invisible or just part of the background – just like someone’s hair colour.
Many organisations are encouraging employee's to "bring their whole selves to work" as part of diversity and inclusion programmes.
Yet tattooed job seekers are more likely to experience prejudice in the hiring process because they are deemed as being less competent and warm than their non-tattooed counterparts.
If 40% of the world's population has a tattoo, think about all the potentially great talent that you could be missing out on by taking a stand against tattoos. (and potentially missing an opportunity to connect with customers who also have ink or don't care if other do)
What is your organisation doing to eliminate these types of biases in the hiring process?