gender, HR, Leadership, Recruiting, SHRM, Talent
A recent Harvard Business Review article, “Stop ‘Fixing’ Women and Start Fixing Managers” reviews a study on gender parity conducted by Dr. Elisabeth Kelan and King’s College and sponsored by KPMG. The study examined the results of a series of questions posed to 15 CEOs, across industry. “What are your challenges with gender parity in the work place?” According to the study, 3 issues stood out.
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When it comes to biases regarding gender, this is such a delicate matter, because you have to pick your words delicately, so you don’t hurt the ones that have been hurt before and that are probably still suffering. In my previous job, I had to be very impartial when it comes to listening a story and try to hear both sides before taking a decision. I dare say we’re not the only ones having issues, I’m sure this situation is difficult for men, too. As you said in the article, it’s tough finding female talent in certain subjects and men are at a stick, because not hiring women for this or any other reason is looked at as being discriminatory and, most of all, illegal. Add their fear of the possibility that they might claim to be sexually harassed, being in an all-male environment, to this.