They spotted a pattern when posting a job application and listing the must have skills/experience…
Men would apply if they meet a few of them.
Thinking that they can easily wing the other stuff. Potentially overselling themselves.
Women would only apply if they meet every single one of the criteria and they have a tendency to undersell themselves.
Illustrate said they started to read between the lines on CVs. Instead taking more chances inviting candidates in to meet / phone calls that they felt are underselling. Evaluate candidates based on attitudes, motivation and behaviour throughout this process.
- Great hires and more diversity in thinking in the team.
- They’ve seen their agency grow stronger as a result of their female hires in their agency.
It may take more time in the recruitment process – but is worth it. It is not enough to say: “well only men applied”
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