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Are Your Job Descriptions Driving Away Talent With Unconscious Gender Bias?

Talent Management Paycor
Publication date:
November 16, 2022
Article Summary: 

The article discusses the impact of unconscious gender bias in job descriptions on recruiting and gender equality in the workplace. The author explains how language in job descriptions can signal a gender bias and discourage qualified female candidates from applying for jobs, which in turn affects the overall company culture and diversity. The article provides examples of masculine and feminine-coded words and offers tools such as the Gender Decoder for Job Ads, Textio, and MS Word to help eliminate gender bias in job descriptions. The author emphasizes the importance of recognizing and educating hiring teams about unconscious gender discrimination in job descriptions to build greater gender equality in the workplace.


gender bias, job descriptions, recruiting, diversity, gender equality, gender-coded words, masculinity, femininity, tools, unconscious gender discrimination, workplace culture.

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Talent Management Paycor
Are Your Job Descriptions Driving Away Talent With Unconscious Gender Bias?
November 16, 2022
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