According to research from LinkedIn carried out during and just after lockdown 1, women were 10% less confident in their ability to get, or hold on to a job than men. Similarly, 67% of women were less confident in their ability to progress their career than men, and 133% less confident about their ability to improve their financial situation in the next 6 months. To date, the hardest hit has been women in the 30+ age bracket.
It’s been a busy few months for the team at RoleMapper, which has been topped-off with the announcement that we've won Best Tech Startup at the UK Business Tech Awards.The Awards celebrate the UK’s finest tech businesses and its aim is to recognise innovation and the exceptional application of technology to transform and grow businesses.
When designing flex into roles, make sure you make the viable options fair, consistent and open to all. People want increased flexibility for a whole range of reasons. If there is one thing this pandemic is revealing is that that people are reflecting on what is important in their lives.
Recent research by the UK government found that jobs promoted with flexibility had a 30% uplift in applications. Our own studies with companies on the RoleMapper platform found that jobs designed and promoted with flexibility generate a 125% increase in female candidates and an 80% increase in quality of hiring (based on the CV-to-hire ratio).
Most of us would like to think that we’re not biased most of the time. We consider ourselves to be objective, fair-minded individuals. But, the truth is that all of us are influenced by our biases – both our conscious biases that we are aware of - and also our unconscious, hidden biases that we have operating at an unconscious level in our brains that can influence the decisions that we make about individuals.