Would you hire someone who changed their name?

Lets say that there's this employee you're interviewing and they told you they changed their name. The first name was a popular brand name that they got teased constantly even as an adult, the middle name was unpronounceable. So this employee gave you their court order for the name change, an old id like a passport, and their current passport. Oh and a background check comes up on them and it was clear. This person has never been in trouble. Would you still hire them? Oh and they had the skills and qualifications for the jobs that the company is looking for.

Asked By: Jaime - 6/13/2009
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I dont know would you hire any of these people... More
Answered By: giftamerica - 6/13/2009
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Yeah, I would most likely hire them. Besides, they probably can't not hire someone for changing their name haha :)
Answered By: Let Me Blow Yo Minddd. - 6/13/2009
I don't think it would make any difference whatsoever.
Answered By: jakflak - 6/13/2009
Yeah why wouldn't you?? Just because they didn't like their name and they decided to change it. And their backround check was clear , and they are qualifed..yes yes I would
Answered By: Tiffy - 6/13/2009
That's just one piece of the puzzle. Give him or her an offer of conditional employment for 90 or 120 days. I don't hire anybody that lies to me. I don't have time to determine when they are being straight or not. If this was an honest, open admission, I see no problem.
Answered By: Agent Smith - 6/13/2009
As long as the background check came back good .. no problem, if they are the best candidate, they have a job! It does not appear that the name change is part of any effort to conceal past activities.
Answered By: ornery and mean - 6/13/2009
"Lets say that there's this employee you're interviewing and they told you they changed their name. The first name was a popular brand name that they got teased constantly even as an adult, the middle name was unpronounceable... More
Answered By: stop eating people, dammit - 6/13/2009
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