8 quick fixes to attract female talent to your organisation

Companies bleat that they can’t attract female talent
Here are 8 quick fixes to attract female talent to your organisation

#1 UNDERSTAND HOW WOMEN APPROACH JOB SEARCH
Most recruiters and executive search specialists think men and women have the same approach to their careers, and job search in particular. They need to revisit that idea. They don’t. You need a different strategy.

Research suggests that women tend to explore internal opportunities before external ones, which means they need a high-touch approach to be brought into any external hiring process. Some executive search specialists have said it takes as many as 8 calls to convince a woman to put themselves forward as a potential candidate. We have definitely not found that, but they are certainly more cautious. Women prefer feedback from network connections and are less likely than men to use job boards. This makes them more difficult to reach. It’s important to build trust in all interactions.

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