Odds and Ends
The odd man out
21 1, 4:29pm
Agreed. I'm 100% in favor for having the best people on the job, and parameters like gender, orientation, religion, etc don't play a role there. It's worse if things get forced.
I know that a university in The Netherlands explicitly stopped hiring men to increase the number of women. I honestly wonder what they're trying to achieve. On the short term sure, they'll meet their guidelines for number of hired females. But will these people ever be accepted? As soon as they make a mistake they probably hear 'that was expected, you're only hired because you're a woman.' Which might make them quit as it may be experienced as bullying on the job. How's that helping anyone?