Should Companies Be Required to Hire 50% Male and 50% Female Employees?
In todays society the workforce is still dominated by men in managerial positions in particular, regardless of all the moves to drive home equality into society. Do you think that companies should be made to employ a 50:50 of men and women?
It can work if well though after and implemented, it can go a long in helping the fight against gender based inequality and discrimination at workplaces.
I think it has to start at school though, making sure females have equal opportunities the same level of education. From here they can obtain the right qualification and then compete for the same jobs equally
I don’t see that happening. It depends on the nature of the job requirements.
Yes they should. Even it has become the normalcy in many countries that woman has an equal right for employment as man. Furthermore, the involvement of woman in a company improve the productivity and innovativeness of this company.
Quite right Ahmad. Women can bring a beneficial dynamic to a team by the way they approach tasks especially when its been done for so long by a man. They can be exceedingly innovative and help drive a business to more success.
Yes, that should be the case. In many countries women are in the majority and that should also be observed in the overall makeup of the workforce in companies.
America applied gender equality ,see where they are compared to China.gender issues can only work in government institutions where performance depends on budget allocation,but in private where performance depends on profit gender issues cannot be applicable,consider a factory or industrial which has 100 employees ,50 males and 50 females,and all become pregnant and need martenity leave,how do you continue producing similar products. That’s why gender issues can only work in government, where people pay tax and government only spends.
We are already living in a world where Men and women are treated equally. But we can’t force companies to imply those rules, because they have their own qualifications in accepting their employees. I’m sure that women are now accepted in our community and treated well as men were been treated. Unlike before women are limited to what they can do.
Equality is good to respect but we can not force companies to imply those rules and regulations.they have their own qualifications in accepting their employees.
I do not believe in quotas for gender, race or religion. Everyone should be employed on their merits and if a woman is the best fit for a job then she gets it, even if it is running a country. If a man is the best person for the job then he gets it.
I agree the old boys network needs to be broken but that is a generational thing and when you have graduates from private schools and they stick together and you have this mentality ingrained in them from birth it is a hard one to control.
It does need to change but no quotas.
Edward — I agree with you. But only if the system allows women to have an equal stance with the man. I think it is not a problem in a developed country. But in the developing countries, a working woman is still taboo, although some of those values have been starting to fade away.
Edward – Ahmad – totally agree with both of your views. It the push to equality that is the challenge. One everyone has the same opportunities then the job should be given on merit. There will always unfortunately be the concern to some employers that young women are deemed as more costly due to the fact they can have babies and the employment laws around it. For example in the UK if a recently qualified female teacher starts at a school she enters a contract, she then falls pregnant, goes on maternity leave for 12 months paid – the school has to pay in addition to the teacher another teacher to cover her classes. The teacher then comes back works for 6 months and gets pregnant again and so on. For schools on very tight budgets ths is a huge cost to them and ultimately their pupils. Not saying its right to think like that but if you were a small business could you afford this extra cost?
Employment should be base on merit not gender. However, there are works meant for men only, like mostly industrial works.
You cannot use a mathematic formula when you hire or employee people. It has to be skills and education that counts.
This one is for security , mostly in army.though some presidents have female soldiers as their guards.I have never seen anywhere in the world were women can lead on Frontline when fighting.Colonel Ghadaffi had female guards,when time came for war,I didn’t see any woman fighting,in Uganda during war women are used to prepare food for army and do some support work.You cannot do 50 to 50 position for most of fields.
At work, i think the must important thing is the ability to perform the task. We should not force companies to recruit a person that doesn’t fit the position