November 22 - November 28, 2015

Eight of the biggest construction firms in the U.K. recently apologized for blacklisting more than 3,200 workers who were listed in a database with defamatory information. Do you believe blacklisting is a common practice in the construction industry in other parts of the world?

Answers Votes
No, and I don’t think the “blacklist” was used much in the U.K. either; these workers just were not qualified for the jobs they sought. 87%
Yes, blacklisting happens everywhere and it’s a serious problem. 7%
Yes, but I do not believe it is as serious of a problem as it has been in the U.K. 3%
Yes, but blacklisting is necessary to help weed out workers that could cost a company its integrity or, potentially, its profits. 2%
No, I think this was a rare event. 2%

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