Considerations of a Diverse Workplace - Page 6
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Women make up a significant number of our population yet they remain underemployed in traditionally male dominated jobs.
Some of the unique aspects you may encounter when hiring women workers are:
- Women often experience conflict between working and having a family.
- Adequate and affordable childcare is sometimes lacking.
- Women often experience a lack of sensitivity with regard to their work and home life demands.
- Women often lack supportive workplace polices and practices.
Points you may need to consider when hiring women are:
- Offer a flexible range of work options that works for the individual staff member.
- Be able to respond to the changing needs of individuals.
- Ensure that supervisors are attentive to the needs of women and act as role models.
- Ensure that women on maternity / parental leave feel connected to your organization to ensure a smoother transition upon their return. If women make the choice to not return, leave the door open to ensure that they feel welcome to return, when and if they choose to do so.
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