The first job advert I’ve seen specifically asking for men to apply as part of a minority
This is an interesting advert that my wife (who’s an artist/curator) showed me the other day – which also just happened to be International Women’s Day.
It’s the first time I’ve seen a job advert specifically asking for male candidates. Readers who are recruitment consultants and have their finger on the pulse may know if this is part of a trend or not…?
As current UK and US graduates become more and more female (a ratio of about 2:1 women:men currently) I wonder if we’ll see more of this kind of advert?
We still need way more balance on boards and very senior roles, where men still out-number women in alarming proportions. However, as those “top” men’s fingers are gradually prised from the biscuit tin, might we see at the other end of things a dramatic fall in the number of men qualifying for any kind of professional or knowledge-based work at all?
The other notable thing in that advert of course is around BME applicants, where these issues are amplified even further.