How to Hire More Women for Technical Jobs

A new reports says women are just as likely as men to be hired for technical posts as long as they are in the applicant pool in the first place. The report, “Solutions to Recruit Technical Women,” recommends that companies include at least one viable female candidate for every position it tries to fill.

“Nouns and adjectives associated with male stereotypes, like “assertive,” “driven” and even “coding ninja,” can signal to women that a company isn’t open to hiring them for technical roles. Instead, the report suggests using less subjective language that focuses on “measurable and quantifiable criteria.””

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