Women (1)
  • Publish Date: Posted 7 months ago
  • Author:by Victoria Goodier

Women in Business

It has been four months since my promotion to Commercial Director and I have loved every second of it. I am respected and heard by my peers and I have never ever felt my sex has differentiated me in either a positive or negative way.At the start of February I attended a “women in business” event and I must admit I was shocked and saddened by some of the statistics I heard around pay gaps, women landing top jobs and the chances of a women even securing a role when up against a man in an interview process.I believe the recruitment sector has a responsibility to close this gap and work with their clients to improve the chances of women and minorities in the work place.There are numerous ways businesses can attract the right “whos” for a role without falling into the  much discussed “positive discrimination” trap.If there is one positive I can take from this pandemic, it is the advances employers have made when it comes to flexible working practices.I, myself as a mother of a restless 19 month old, currently surviving on 2 hours sleep a night, can testify to the massive advantages of working from home, when a day in the office seems daunting.SO this is a call to employers and recruiters alike, let’s all work together to further improve the advances made by women and minorities in the work place. When you have a position to fill, discuss different KPI’s around attracting and bring through a spectrum off applicants.If you are interested in learning about different methods Core Talent uses in their talent attraction and interview processes, please get in touch with me at victoriagoodier@coretalent.co.uk

Share this Article
Back

It has been four months since my promotion to Commercial Director and I have loved every second of it. I am respected and heard by my peers and I have never ever felt my sex has differentiated me in either a positive or negative way.

At the start of February I attended a “women in business” event and I must admit I was shocked and saddened by some of the statistics I heard around pay gaps, women landing top jobs and the chances of a women even securing a role when up against a man in an interview process.

I believe the recruitment sector has a responsibility to close this gap and work with their clients to improve the chances of women and minorities in the work place.

There are numerous ways businesses can attract the right “whos” for a role without falling into the  much discussed “positive discrimination” trap.

If there is one positive I can take from this pandemic, it is the advances employers have made when it comes to flexible working practices.

I, myself as a mother of a restless 19 month old, currently surviving on 2 hours sleep a night, can testify to the massive advantages of working from home, when a day in the office seems daunting.

SO this is a call to employers and recruiters alike, let’s all work together to further improve the advances made by women and minorities in the work place. When you have a position to fill, discuss different KPI’s around attracting and bring through a spectrum off applicants.

If you are interested in learning about different methods Core Talent uses in their talent attraction and interview processes, please get in touch with me at victoriagoodier@coretalent.co.uk

Latest Blogs

View All Blogs
Image 2021 04 22 T12 46 00
Executive Search & Selection Case Study

Company: International Tobacco BusinessRole: Senior VP Manufacturing PerformanceLocation: Geneva, Switzerland  They employ over 30,000 people globally, they have numerous factories, offices, fi...

#wearecoretalent
Rebecca Taylor - Consultant

​My Background:After graduating in Biology at University I decided I wanted to work in recruitment. I was offered by a few recruitment business’ in Manchester, I chose Core Talent because I like...

Core Talent consultant Our People Say
Our People Say - Jonathan Bochenski, Manager

Jonathan Bochenski, Principal ConsultantDivision: International ConstructionJoined: 2017​The commission structure is great & so is the progression. Plus, working with some of the most successfu...

Image 2021 04 22 T12 29 52
Danone Nutrica Case Study

Client: DANONE-NutriciaCore Talent Specialist TeamEngineering & ManufacturingRoleShift ManagerMarket SectorsMedical & Pharmaceutical, Consumer & White Goods divisionClient BackgroundDAN...

Core Talent Offices
Victoria Goodier - Manager

Division: ConstructionJoined 2014​I moved to Core Talent from a FTSE 250 recruiter in 2014. I saw the move as an opportunity to join a growing business with huge potential. At the that time, I focu...

London Construction Cranes
MEP Subcontractor, London Case Study

​Client​MEP SubContractor Core Talent Specialist TeamConstructionRolesRecruit 3 Permanent business critical roles in locations outside of London.​Situation/ChallengeThis MEP Subcontractor business ...

Rachael Hart Core Talent Recruitment
Rachael Hart - Consultant

​My Background:After graduating in textiles, I went on to work in Sales for a leading UK Company. After 6 months I was approached about recruitment and found out how much money you can make. Within...

Katie Alderton Core Talent Recruitment
Katie Alderton - Financial Controller

​My Background:Having studied History at University, I decided to go into a completely different direction and go into Accountancy. I started my career in one of the UK’s largest electrical dist...

Image 2021 04 22 T12 44 08
International Construction Case Study

​Client: An international construction & engineering business with operations across Europe and projects typically valued in excess of €500m​Industry: Advanced Facility Construction​Roles: Proj...

Hard Hat Image
How Your CV Can Help You Get Into a New Industry

​Getting into a new industry can be extremely hard, and may feel a bit like you keep hitting a brick wall. Companies are often looking for people who are already in the industry, or at a push a v...

Freestocks  3 Q3ts J01nc Unsplash
Fashion in Lockdown

​Flashback to the beginning of lockdown when working from home was more of a novelty.When the highlight of your day was waiting in anticipation for DPD to arrive. Waking up, getting on some sweatpa...

Mor Shani Li4dx Z0 Ky Rw Unsplash
Wellbeing at Core Talent Recruitment

When Lockdown 3.0 hit, there was a collective groan that we were once again stuck in lockdown AND worse during the darkest and most miserable time of the year.Working as an accountant, this period ...