e male with no female managers you have a problem for a lot of reasons. In this type of environment the women do and will go into specifics and raise bloody hell when there is not a female manager they can speak with as well as screaming discrimination because they have no female supervisors. Third shift in a big distribution center is sometimes interesting. I can present all of them but they will not interview or hire a guy until they have at least one female manager. After that they don't care and will hire the best candiate.
Also in this situation it looks discriminatory to have all male managers and no females. So the question is can one discriminate in order to have a diversified /balanced management group.…
d were gender specific due positions for women only fitness centers or female obgyn's for obvious reasons.
@tino you gave me a very good point about affirmative action recruiting what I was looking for and the college connections for women in management groups I had not thought of, good suggestion.
@ David, believe me when I tell you that I brainstorm with other recruiters and HR people all the time to figure out how to handle lots of sensitive issues. This spot will have some of the issues close to what you have mentioned. Leading training groups for women employees in handling sexual harassment. Not held in the ladies room but meetings including women employees only. Not that a guy couldn't handle it well but female employees made it clear that they were not comfortable asking some questions or relating situations to male managers. There also seems to have been complaints that female employees were not represented equally in the management meetings because all of the managers were male.
Real or not, this client is sensitive to their female employees perceptions. In all of their other locations the mix of male,female,minority managers is very balanced so the focus is on bringing this location into balance. As to transgender if they are on the female side of the transition I would be thrilled to death.
My normal process is what everyone is suggesting, send qualified period. I think what I am struggling with is that I would like to be able to explain to male candidates what the situation really is and why so they are not put in a situation where they are either submitted or interviewed with hopes of being hired when it is what I feel is a valid need for a female and 99% certaintity that a qualified female will be hired.
So here is a question for the fellows. If you applied for this job and I explained what was going on would you understand or would you be ready to go to war?…
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with many of their female associates in the event they need to talk about "girl stuff".
To me this is a justified need and not any attempt to discriminate. However i do not want to put a gender specific requirement in an ad. Nor do i want to tell male candidates that they can't be considered because i need a female due to the inbalance of all existing managers being male. I don't think. Without knowing who is on the receiving end of that communication or in the event i get some nut who does not understand that my client is not discriminating but rather trying not to discriminate because they have all male managers, i think i might run the risk of having to anwer an EEOC complaint.
What would you do? Would you just post the ad and put something like, "Female managers are encouraged to apply".
Post the ad and make no reference to gender at all then ignore qualified male candidates.
Post the ad and try to explain to qualified male candidates that the company is looking for a female because they don't have any and need a lady.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated. This one has me questioning my normal blunt self who would ususally say, "Charlie i need a lady on this one". They don't have any lady managers at this point and are about to be accused of discrimination." Then get to hear old Charlie say, "They can't do that and by God i am going to report it."…