View Poll Results: Men or Women? What is the appropriate male/female ratio in the workplace?

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  • Men. The mix doesn't matter. I hire the best candidates.

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Thread: For Business Owners, Managers or Human Resource Administrators

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    Re: For Business Owners, Managers or Human Resource Administrators

    I was in the military for 20 years but I often had to hire civilians. I probably hired a few more women than men but statistically I suppose that was to be expected since we had more female applicants. I don't think there is any magic ratio and I never had a preference. I would list the candidates in order of preference based on their resumes and then it would be up to them in the interview to change my mind. The only time gender ever entered my mind was when I was hiring in Muslim countries and was concerned the host country officers would be less likely to work with the women. But I still hired women there when the women were the strongest candidates.

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    Re: For Business Owners, Managers or Human Resource Administrators

    Quote Originally Posted by tacomancer View Post
    Stud works with a lot of women, I was trying to make a joke that didn't seem to work
    I understand now. I still don't understand the wa-wa peddles. Are wa-wa peddles musical devices used to make porn music?

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    Re: For Business Owners, Managers or Human Resource Administrators

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    I understand now. I still don't understand the wa-wa peddles. Are wa-wa peddles musical devices used to make porn music?
    Indeed

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    Re: For Business Owners, Managers or Human Resource Administrators

    There is no correct mix of males and females. That's way too broad. It all depends on the job.

    I have far more men working for me than women. I prefer the company of men, always did. I work for a man and prefer him to any previous female bosses I have.
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    Re: For Business Owners, Managers or Human Resource Administrators

    I have hired hundreds of people over the years

    Is there a correct ratio of men/women to hire? no

    Is there a correct ration to have employed at any given time? no

    I prefer women to men in my admin departments.....but i have both working here

    My managers are almost a wash.......8 men to 6 women

    In reality, all i care about is production......they all have their responsibilities

    As long as they fulfill them, it doesnt matter to me what sex they are, or color they are
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    Re: For Business Owners, Managers or Human Resource Administrators

    I hire the most qualified candidates, gender, race or sexual orientation doesn't even enter into it.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: For Business Owners, Managers or Human Resource Administrators

    Trying to artificially engineer an equal gender mix in the workplace will not solve employment inequality. All it will do is add yet more inequality, but against men.

    The only thing paying attention to a given gender mix is good for is taking it as one piece of many which we can then use to evaluate the state of social equality. With all those pieces accounted for, you can then assess whether there are any social factors reducing women's participation in a field they might otherwise show more interest in. And from there, you can start with the message we send to young girls, and continue with the message we sent to college-aged young women, and focus on them pursuing their interests and rejecting messages that say women are incapable.

    When all that is done, you may or may not wind up with an equal gender distribution, for all kinds of reasons. If you don't, reassess. If there doesn't seem to be any obstacles, then simply continue supporting women and girls' success, and call it a day. It might simply be that there is objectively more interest from one sex than the other. Possibly still for social reasons, but not necessarily reasons having to do with sexism.

    At no point does artificially rigging the employment game help with a potential social inequality issue.

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    Re: For Business Owners, Managers or Human Resource Administrators

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    I hire the most qualified candidates, gender, race or sexual orientation doesn't even enter into it.
    This isn't the court of law. You are not in trouble.

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    Re: For Business Owners, Managers or Human Resource Administrators

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    This isn't the court of law. You are not in trouble.
    Whoever said I was? I find it absurd that so many people even consider race, gender or orientation at all in their hiring decisions. Those people have serious personal problems.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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