Discrimination Starts in Recruiting
By Vira Trevino-Garcia
Gender biases in recruiting have always been in existence. Unconscious biases can be hard to break, especially when we don’t realize we have them. The data proves that recruiters choose male candidates over female candidates, even when the recruiters are women. The recruiting team can play a role in improving gender equality in recruitment and pave the way for an unbiased hiring process.
Some things that recruiting and hiring teams can do to help mitigate gender inequality include:
Although the pandemic may have stalled some progress toward gender equality, it’s possible to correct and create an environment where women can fulfill their potential.