Inclusive job design can support employees to work in a way that values their differences, leverages skills and helps them to do their best work.
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While managers are best placed to enable this, research shows that less consideration is given to how the job description and placement influences who applies for the role, and how hired employees will allocate their time.
Common pitfalls include:
- Over-reliance on past practice
- Using vague criteria that could lead to discrimination or bias
- Defaulting to full-time work without considering whether flexibility can be built into the position
- Inadvertent use of gendered language.
Use inclusive recruitment approaches to better attract women into your business.
Research shows that the language used in job advertisements can influence an individual’s decision to apply for positions.
A vast body of research shows that the selection is where biases are most likely to impact on hiring decisions.