Women lose out in interview biasOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Women are being subtlydiscriminated against in job interviews, according to British PsychologicalSociety research.City University’s DrJo Silvester, author of the research, monitored the type of questionsinterviewers asked male and female job candidates looking for graduate-levelpositions in a multinational organisation. She found that men were given moreopportunity to shine by being asked more open questions.She said, “Theopportunity for talking and selling themselves was not as frequent for women asit is for men. That means women have to try harder.”Women were better atface-to-face interviews, but worse in phone interviews. She urged HRdepartments to look carefully at the way managers interviewed job candidates.”We are unlikely to understand how discrimination occurs until we considerwhat is actually said and how it is said during a selection interview,”she said. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed.