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An initiative by the leaders of Australian Public Service to promote gender equality through blind recruitment efforts has failed, according to reports.
The trial, which was an effort to push more women in senior position jobs, revealed that removing the gender from a candidate’s application does not help boost gender equality in hiring. The trial also revealed that adding a male name to a candidate’s application made them 3.2 percent less likely to get the job while adding a female name made it 2.9 percent more likely that the candidate would be hired.
“We anticipated this would have a positive impact on diversity — making it more likely that female candidates and those from ethnic minorities are selected for the shortlist,” said Professor Michael Hiscox, a Harvard academic. “We found the opposite, that de-identifying candidates reduced the likelihood of women being selected for the shortlist.”
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Zerodoublehero
And it also was sexist to take gender out of the application process if they thought it would increase female hires.
This is an obvious SJW's wet dream, and I am sure the thought that their little theory could be wrong never crossed their angry mind.
originally posted by: NthOther
a reply to: seasonal
It appears to be addressing getting an interview, which would logically translate into males having a higher probability of getting hired.
The spin never stops.
originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: seasonal
I would assume that if they're just basing this off of resumes, that men were favored because many women damage their careers by having children. It drops them out of the workforce for a time, and results in fewer lower ranking positions.
I wonder what age the people in this study were.
In addition there are socio-economic factors that have led to women and couples delaying having children. Lack of affordable housing, flexible and part-time career posts for women and affordable and publicly funded (free) child care have contributed to the current low fertility/birth rates. Couples/women are delaying starting a family which has led to a true decline in their fertility levels due to ovarian ageing and related reasons leading to reduced chance of conception.