Are religious and race discrimination in the workplace totally the same? Media always make headlines based on misleading information as we can see in local newspapers. According to this paper, race much more important than resume and skills quality, affects prospects of getting an interview, with Malays, Malaysia’s majority group, significantly less likely to be called than Chinese. Malay graduates face differential treatment when applying for jobs compared to their Chinese counterparts. The reality is they emphasize more on racial instead of skill requirement. Is it because of communication language or culture?
I completely disagree with his opinion regarding to this issue, https://vulcanpost.com/604619/hiring-religion-malaysia-opinion/. Most of the employers will emphasize on attitude first, followed by skills and experience. There is no such thing whereby religious person will be a problem in hiring decision making. EI (emotional intelligence) is an essential condition and a thing that is absolutely necessary that managers, business owners and employers must consider in hiring potential candidates because it can be an effective leader in working environment. There are 5 components of emotional intelligence at work, self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skill. These 5 components are strong and positively correlated with their perceiving themselves to have greater EI. I once worked at a predominantly Chinese company before I started my own recruitment business, Soding. My ex-boss didn’t mind his employees going for prayer during working hours as long as we can achieve our own KPI. If somehow we are not able to achieve the KPI set, the management wouldn’t blame it on prayer issue during working hours but will investigate other factors that relate to the dip in performance accordingly.