Gender equality is still
an enormous issue in the modern business world.
Women have to work harder to prove themselves equal to men in the work
setting, especially in corporate America.
Blind hiring is starting to become a trend with many companies to get
rid of bias judgments. Blind hiring consists of many components. One component
would be masking candidates during the blind hiring process. Masking may include
taking away names from résumés, voice masking technology, and allowing
candidates qualifications to be focused on rather than their gender. In the article, “Job Interviews without
Gender”, blind Hiring is
closely elaborated on. Once an in-person interview is established and
executed, the employer now knows your true identity and can decide whether or not
they are willing to hire you once you reveal yourself. Blind hiring may get women through the first
round, but the hiring process will get more difficult.
Despite the difficulty, blind hiring will help women by giving an equal
playing field as men. Women have the ability to increase the diversity in the
workplace by expressing their knowledge to be successful. Companies should
accept women in a male dominated industry; the doors should remain open males
and females to show their talents. One of the biggest hurdles with blind hiring
would be masking what a good candidate looks like.
Gender causes many challenges during the
hiring process, especially in a male dominated industry. Gender plays a major role in the business
world. It authorizes companies to get
over the challenges of making the workplace more diverse. The employers are not making female workers
feel adequate in their workplace. As a result,
gender-masking tools, such as blind hiring do not accomplish anything with
working towards diversity past the first part of the interview stage. Women are
more than just caregivers to the society.