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In Singapore, it is the norm to demand from candidates a “non-returnable” photograph with their job applications.

Many companies – small and medium enterprises (SMEs), multinational corporations (MNCs) and government linked companies (GLCs) – simply parrot this nonsense.

This creates a perception of discrimination in hiring.

But I also believe that many so-called HR professionals in Singapore are ignorant and merely copying and pasting stuff that they had seen and experienced when they first applied for a job.