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Women are twice as likely to worry about the impact of parenting on their careers

A new report by talent acquisition software specialist Tribepad has found that a growing number of job hunters are concerned about the impact of parenting on their career prospects.

A 2011 survey of people found that more than a quarter of adults in the UK (25.2%) were concerned that parenting or being pregnant would adversely affect their employment prospects.

According to the data, while women and men still experience the impact of parenting differently on their careers, far fewer men are concerned about its impact on their careers. Indeed, women were almost twice as likely (15.9%) concerned about the impact of parenting on their careers than their male counterparts (8.5%), suggesting that Britain still has a long way to go to eliminate traditional bias.

Worryingly, the data show that young people aged 35-44 are most concerned about parenting (35.6%) or being pregnant (25.5%) over their job or promotion skills. They were also twice as likely as other age groups to believe that marriage would negatively affect their career prospects, suggesting that a generation of candidates was risking their careers above their personal lives.

“We like to think that the work world has evolved and that bias is declining when it comes to recruiting,” said Tribepad CEO Dean Sedler. “But these findings clearly show that there is still a long way to go before some of the barriers to opportunity in this country are eliminated.”

The information was published as part of Tribepad’s Stop the Bias Report, which revealed that applicants are increasingly skeptical of the diversity data that is being collected during the hiring process. In fact, only 23.5% of respondents believed that their diversity data was being used in favor of their applications, indicating that there is a culture of uncertainty among candidates who fear that diversity data reinforces bias and not fights it.

“Thanks to the daily diversity, equality and inclusive forms that are part of modern applications, today’s candidates are just as accustomed to sharing personal information with potential employers as they are to salary expectations and start dates,” Sadler added.

“While companies are collecting massive amounts of data, this process is seen as an exercise by candidates who believe vital data is completely ignored or actively used against them.”

Tribepad is working to revolutionize the recruitment approach by embedding anonymous applications directly into their award-winning software. By engaging in blind employment, the software makes it easy for talent acquisition leaders to eliminate unconscious bias in delivering a positive user experience to candidates.



Women are twice as likely to worry about the impact of parenting on their careers

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