Simple Ways To Take Gender Bias Out Of Your Jobs
Here’s a hint for employers wondering why mostly men (or mostly women) are applying for your company’s open positions. Look at the language in your job listings. Chances are, the wording is more biased toward one gender than you realize.
While the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from overtly soliciting a preferred gender in their job listings, research shows that the language of job descriptions often subtly adheres to gender stereotypes. And that deters members of the opposite gender from applying to those jobs.
Read the full article from Harvard Business School.