Why we should all check for gender washing
Especially when we apply for a new job. A company might sound like they are diverse and inclusive, but make sure to do a thorough investigation into gender washing.
The company sounds great. They might have a banner on their website saying they are committed to diversity and inclusion as well as gender balance. Maybe they also have a policy statement about closing the gender pay gap. Perhaps they have an occasional picture of a woman and even a woman of colour on the careers page. The job ad seems appealing and could be suitable. You have a good feeling but think you should check them out in detail. How do you know if they really follow through and are making things happen?
A company might sound like they are diverse and inclusive, but make sure to do a thorough investigation to check for gender washing.
In today’s fast changing and less secure world it takes a lot of time and energy to look for another job and even more time to be successful. You will have probably spent hours, maybe even days, getting to the point where you have an offer. Now it has arrived. But how do you know you have made the right decision?
What are the main red flags or dead giveaways that this company is either paying lip service to the notion of gender balance or going through a box ticking exercise? What steps can you take to make sure that you haven’t made a big mistake when it comes to changing organisations.
Sign up for this live and online power coaching session to look at the basic research and checks you can make before signing on the dotted line.
Who should attend? Any one who is in a job search process, is thinking of changing jobs or more importantly considering an offer! Don’t waste any more time.
Monday February 17th 2020. 1200 GMT / 1300 CET / 0700 EDT