Publié le 1 décembre 2013

‘Men tend to be go-getting but women are better organised’: what recruiters say about job applicants and gender

L. Chaintreuil, D. Epiphane

  • Training and Employment n°107
  • décembre 2013

gender, discriminations, recruitement, social mix

Discrimination when hiring new staff is punishable by law. And yet gender is seldom a neutral criterion during the recruitment process. The assumption that women are less flexible in respect of their working hours is not the only issue at stake. A whole set of personality traits that are still regarded as ‘innate’ to men and women can bias the selection process. The statements made by recruiters, both men and women, show that the stereotypes die hard…

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