On a day like today where we seek to celebrate the achievements of women I am always surprised that such disparity still exists! According to recent research by LinkedIn recruiters treat men more favourably than women when headhunting candidates online. Above all recruiters and line managers should do more to ensure recruitment processes are fair to all and free from unconscious bias.
While many recruiters may think that their hiring processes have been freed from unconscious bias, new research has found that gender disparity is still rife in the recruitment space - particularly the headhunting stage. A new report from LinkedIn has found that recruiters are 13% more likely to click on a man’s profile than on a women’s profile when headhunting candidates online for new roles – Fast Company reports. The Gender Insights Report – which was compiled by collating the data points of more than 610 million LinkedIn members from more than 200 countries – extracted stark findings to suggest that recruiters treat male candidates more favourably. The study found that recruiters are three per cent less likely to send InMail to female candidates than males.