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To Ravin Jesuthasan, continued high unemployment in America isn’t just about tough times for jobless workers. Jesuthasan, global practice leader for talent management at consulting firm Towers Watson & Co., says it’s also about bias and missed business opportunities.

Workforce Management: Are companies dismissing the unemployed in their hiring decisions?

Ravin Jesuthasan: There’s this belief that there’s all this talent out there given our [9.2 percent] unemployment rate, and that we can get world-class talent for any position. Unfortunately, the best person, in the minds of many organizations means someone who is still employed. There is a belief that anyone who has been laid off, for whatever reason, is not of the caliber of the talent that is still working—which is a real myth.

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