Given the current situation, pandemic, sacking, less job recruitment etc as inhibitors to landing a job, I would like to understand the recruitment mindset of companies. For quite some time now, I have been searching for a job. I have observed a recruitment pattern, wherein, smaller companies would offer a certain technical question to complete as a pre-assessment exercise. While established companies, would rather collect candidates demographic information including their social data like parents name and contact number, friends contact number in case the candidate is not reachable. What I fail to understand is the reason to collect such specific information from the candidate? So my question is,
- Should I share such sensitive information with a company right at the beginning of the recruitment process or not? Please explain the reason.
- What is/could be the underlying reason to collect such specific information?
I have already seen a similar Q asked but can't find my answer there.