Can You Spot the Gender Bias in this Job Description?


This is a great tool to reference when you need to author a job description and fill a position. Often, job descriptions can reflect personal and organizational biases and contain words and phrases that might deter one group or another from applying. This post offers a quick and clear way of showing how job descriptions can be gender biased and thus decrease the number of women in your candidate pool. The exercise can apply to other dimensions of diversity, as well. In addition to authoring unintentional bias into job descriptions, other ways in which your organization might be unknowingly hurting its own recruiting efforts are exposed in this post, which offers practical, straightforward solutions for addressing these issues.

Global Topics: Race, Equity, and Inclusion
Focus Areas: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Resource Types: Article