Judging books by their covers

Employers shouldn't read into tattoos, piercings when making hiring decisions
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/14/2014

When I was a teenager, I really wanted a jean jacket. (Hey, it was the 1980s, don’t judge.) But my parents wouldn’t let me have one. My mom was a teacher and, in her eyes, kids who wore jean jackets seemed to misbehave more than those who wore corduroys. (Hey, I said it was the ‘80s.)

The point is there’s always been a stereotype associated with the way we look — the way we dress, how we style our hair and whether or not we have piercings or tattoos.