Gender bias.

On this page you will find and learn everything about gender bias, and the relation to diversity and inclusion.

Avoid gender bias in your communications

When we speak about more diversity and inclusion in the workforce, gender diversity is something that almost always comes up. Companies strive for more women in leadership roles, or more women in general, but struggle to succeed in doing so. Gender bias plays an important role here. And it all starts during the recruitment process. If you are an organization working toward your D&I goals then you need to consider gender bias in your communications. You don’t want people to feel excluded based on their gender. By writing inclusively, among other things, you make sure that you don’t exclude people based on gender, for example.

Gender bias and the Textmetrics platform

At Textmetrics, we can help you do just that. We offer an innovative augmented writing platform that uses AI algorithms to help you write job descriptions using a more gender-neutral tone of voice and words that appeal to both men and women. Because when an equal group of candidates apply, it’s a lot easier to discover what women have to offer. On this page we will publish several documents about diversity and inclusion and gender bias.

Latest news about gender bias

What is gender bias in the workplace?

What is gender bias in the workplace?

Bias comes in many forms and can cause us to form prejudices against others. One of the biases we often see in the workplace is gender bias. It’s the tendency to prefer one gender over another. Often, it’s men that are preferred over women. This preference is not one...

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The impact of gender bias in the workplace

The impact of gender bias in the workplace

When we discuss workplace discrimination, gender bias is one of those topics we can’t ignore. We’re sure that all companies want to treat men and women equally. Unfortunately, though, in practice, women often don’t benefit from the same opportunities. In many...

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Gender bias in job descriptions—where we stand now

Gender bias in job descriptions—where we stand now

In recent years, it has become clear that companies need to focus more on diversity and inclusion. People of all backgrounds, genders, and ages need to be equally represented in an organization. And they need to have equal opportunities when they apply for a job. Most...

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Three examples of gender bias in the workplace

Three examples of gender bias in the workplace

Think about your workplace and ask yourself the following questions: Do you employ as many women as you do men? Do you have as many women in leadership roles as you do men? Do men and women earn equal salaries for the same job? If the answer to one or more of these...

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What is gender bias?

What is gender bias?

Bias comes in many forms and causes us to form prejudices against others. It helps us categorize things to make sense of the world around us. But although common, biases aren’t harmless. In the workplace, for example, gender bias is a very common problem. It’s the...

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2 ways to eliminate gender bias in the workplace

2 ways to eliminate gender bias in the workplace

Gender bias in the workplace probably still happens. But not in your company, right? Are you sure about that? Do you hire as many women as you do men? Is the salary equal between both? The pay gap between men and women is a real thing. Just as gender bias is....

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Gender bias in the recruitment process

Gender bias in the recruitment process

Gender bias in recruitment is a real problem. Across all industries, gender bias plays a role in hiring decisions. Often, recruiters don’t even know they are biased. This makes the issue even more difficult to solve. Because how do you prevent something from happening...

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How to eliminate gender bias in your company

How to eliminate gender bias in your company

Does your company put great value on diversity and inclusion? Then ask yourself the following question: Are women in the company treated the same way as men? Do you hire as many women as you do men? And are they equally represented in your company? You might come to...

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4 tips to avoid gender bias in job descriptions

4 tips to avoid gender bias in job descriptions

Do you generally receive more applications from men than women? Then your job descriptions probably appeal to men more. Chances are, they contain words and sentences that are gender-charged. The use of more masculine words in job descriptions is very common. These are...

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