The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology has just published a series of best practices that technology solution providers might want to consider if they are trying to expand their hiring and recruiting practices to pull in more possible, qualified candidates — both female and male.
These ideas are included in a new report, “Solutions to Recruit Technical Women,” and here is a thumbnail of the strategies:
Of course, it is difficult for me to write a blog like this because I AM a woman, so automatically I have a bias to be favorable to ideas like this.
I will state that I have never ever been one interested in quotas or diversity requirements; I feel that even just increasing the awareness of these things can go a long way toward starting to change things. Most of the time, the fact that a company has few women on the team isn’t a strategy that was adopted intentionally. But if your company has any desire to change this sort of thing, it will need to be proactive in order to change hiring habits of the past.
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