Company culture is a major factor in the world of hiring and business. When it comes to improving work productivity and employee relations, gender bias is often something that is easily overlooked.
Knowing how to respond to gender bias in the workplace isn’t as clear-cut as it may seem, but it’s still important for workers. “Gender diverse companies have higher returns than non-gender diverse companies,” says Sallie Krawcheck, co-founder of Ellevest. “They have lower risk, greater innovation, greater employee engagement. The performance of companies with gender-diverse teams is so much better.”
In the last few years, charges of gender discrimination in the workplace have increased. How exactly should an HR safeguard against discrimination in his or her workplace? What is the best way to handle it?
Dealing effectively with discrimination is a two-step process: become knowledgeable with regard to anti-discrimination laws, and pay close attention to what’s happening in your company.