Last week at the Chief Executive Women Annual Dinner, Carnival Australia chairman Ann Sherry provided the night’s keynote address and said that leading technology, engineering and pharmaceutical companies that had removed the names and gender of job applicants- known as blind hiring- & had watched the ratio of men to women shortlisted jump from one woman in 10
To address pain points in any aspect of a business, a strategy is required along with targets to measure progress. As a Project Manager for global consulting firms on large projects, project members were clear on the project strategy- the vision. Project targets were set for deliverables on time & on budget to achieve the vision. These
Affinity bias occurs when we gravitate to people like us because it creates a sense of familiarity and comfortableness. Affinity bias is most often at play in the hiring process- when hiring managers implicitly hire in the image of themselves. Affinity bias also has the potential to impact many other aspects including who gets promoted,
Last week’s release of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s report found just 8.8 % of organisations have put in place internal targets to lift the number of women around the boardroom table. In business, what gets measured gets done. Organisations without internal diversity business measures are giving lip service to the diversity and inclusion agenda.
This year Twitter, Google, Yahoo and LinkedIn, have shared their statistics on low representation of females at every level of their organisations, declaring much work ahead to make changes. In October’s Harvard Business Review, Professor Willims, Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law & Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, is optimistic that instead