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UK DIY supershed B&Q has adopted a novel method of filtering out would-be job employees, the Daily Express reports today.

The company is using a virtual telephone interview process in which applicants are required to answer 50 questions about themselves over the phone. In response to questions such as: "I will report fellow employees who take merchandise that does not belong to them," grillees are invited to strongly agree (press 5 on your keypad), broadly agree (press 4), etc., etc. And if you have an axe to grind, just press 1 for "strongly disagree."

B&Q spokesperson Lorian Coutts is quoted as saying: "It is a personality-fit test and if you get past a certain score you are deemed a successful fit." You then get a proper interview, apparently.

B&Q is said to be happy with its methods, but we remain
unconvinced. ®

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For the record, Vulture Central has been operating a virtual interview system for two years. If you're thinking of applying for a job at the Reg, here are a few pointers:

Question: Beer and cigarettes contribute to the well-being and advancement of humanity (press 5 on your keypad).

Question: Please enter your salary requirements (press 0 on your keypad)

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