Is it okay for managers to ask for my DOB and last four digits of my social security number on interviews?
That information is not needed during an interview; it is apart of the onboarding process once hired with the company.
I don't think they should be asking for that info unless they are running a background check. Which they should only be doing after a job offer is made.
On an interview no. When they offer you a position with their corporation then yes, ie: background check, etc.
Unless you are completing pre-hire paperwork or authoring a drug screen/background or security clearance
Absolutely NOT. This can set the employer up for an age discrimination charge...also, they can't ask you about children. If you volunteer that info..that's on you...but I've been in HR 15 yrs and have seen people bypassed simply because they had small children. So be careful what info you give. But re DOB.. ABSOLUTELY NOPE. What they intend to do with the last 4 of your SSN I don't have a clue.Hope this helps.
No. DOB and SSN are considered as PII ( personal Identifiable Information) not needed at the interview phase. They need to let you know in writing - by email or official letter- that you have been selected for the position with a salary offer; After that while filing the paper work you will need to provide all the info. Don’t forget : there are a lot of scam companies on the market now. Be careful
It is ask for the sole purpose of discrimination. The fact is even so you are stuck answering, if you do not comply, you automatically will not be considered. It is a catch 22 question. What you can do is write in a cover letter, your experience, which should be considered as a plus. Keep in mind as well, many employers will go to Facebook, and figure your age. I took temporary leave from Facebook for that reason
I was asked this information recently when scheduling an appointment for an interview. When I asked why they wanted that before even seeing me, they answered that it was to set up a digital file to identify me. Since I am an HR person, I declined to answer, and was told I couldn’t go any further with the process.
It's NOT OKAY.
Their job is to learn your strengths and job ethics.
I feel it is needed to fully identify the applicant.