I've posted some pretty bizarre topics in the past, but all are based on issues I've experienced (i.e. management wanting to store their RVs with ingredients).
This topic is one that I'm sure many companies are starting to experience. With unemployment ridiculously low, our potential candidate pools have shrunk to almost non-existent.
We have very little option when it comes to who we will hire.
With this shrinking employee pool comes issues like piercings. In the past I wouldn't consider someone with a face piercing because they generally didn't fit some other criteria for employment.
However, we now need to lower our standards and now the people with face piercings qualify.
What have you all done with your GMP policies in regards to dermal piercings?
Yes, dermal piercings are implants, but many of them have stones adhered to the studs.
They are also a potential source for bacterial growth and contamination.
I contend that the jewelry policy (ours states only a single plain wedding band and medic alert necklace) would cover any exposed piercings.
The argument I receive from employees with the piercings is that they are implants and cannot be removed except by a "professional" (I assume that means some guy in a van down a dark alley).
Do i fire people who have inadvertently been hired with these piercings? Do I site this GMP rule as reason not to hire someone? Can I get away with those things?
Any feedback is appreciated.