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Recruitment 2019: As far as interview calls are concerned, women definitely come in at the end

Mar 26, 2019, 23:12 PM IST
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Recruitment 2019: Women are, on an average, 30 per cent less likely to be called for a job interview than men, even if they have similar qualifications, say researchers.

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Recruitment: Gender bias

Recruitment: Gender bias

To understand the gender bias, a team from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, included more than 5,600 fictitious resumes of people aged between 37 years and 39 years.  Reuters

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Recruitment: Interview calls

Recruitment: Interview calls

The resumes were sent in response to offers in 18 different occupations whose degrees of feminisation, required qualification and responsibility varied. The study showed male candidates were called for interviews in a higher proportion (10.9 per cent) than women (7.7 per cent).  Pixabay 

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Recruitment: Lower chances for female

Recruitment: Lower chances for female

Under equal terms, the likelihood of receiving a call for a job interview was 30 per cent lower for women than men. Women without children received interview calls 23.5 per cent lower than men.  Pixabay 

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Recruitment: Mothers less likely to be called

Recruitment: Mothers less likely to be called

Mothers were on average 35.9 per cent less likely to be called for a job interview than fathers as they face a double penalty: womanhood and motherhood, revealed the study published in the La Caixa Social Observatory journal. Pixabay 

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Recruitment: Gender penalisation

Recruitment: Gender penalisation

But, the gender penalisation was found to be lesser if, in addition to what is required, the applicants have knowledge of an additional language and greater work experience, the researchers said. Pixabay 

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