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Arabs in Israel believe authorities consider political position when hiring staff

May 2, 2018 at 11:11 am

Some 48 per cent of Palestinians in Israel believe local authorities take electoral consideration not qualifications and expertise in to consideration when hiring staff, a new poll has revealed.

The High Follow-Up Committee of the Arab People in Israel completed the survey ahead of the human resource conference “Seventy years after the Nakba: Towards reinforcing our steadfastness”.

According to the results, 45 per cent of Arabs think that their local authorities do not maintain qualified employees when there are differences between them and their managers.

Up to 63 per cent also believe there is administrative corruption, 68 per cent said they were unhappy with the performance of their local authorities, 47 per cent do not trust members of their authorities and 43 per cent do not trust bureaucratic bodies which are part of their local authorities.

In spite of the fact they believe there is discrimination at the local authority level, 83 per cent of respondents said they do not consider family or religious backgrounds when they vote for their representatives.

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The poll also found that 86 per cent consider profession experience when they choose their representatives and 64 per cent take the candidates’ educational background in to account.

The majority, 74 per cent, think female representation is important, while 11 per cent do not, the poll found.