We’re all keen to avoid bias against females or males, and sometimes the language we use in job advertisements will subtly discourage one or the other. The Gender Decoder is a great tool to check your ads – it picks up words we commonly use but may not realise have an inbuilt bias.
I checked this typical ad for a Barista (below), and it highlighted the words in red as ‘masculine’ – it would not be hard to rephrase, to be more inclusive. You can also check their long list of masculine and feminine words – interesting for a discussion with your managers and HR people…
Barista for busy cafe in Bondi – immediate start. We’re after a self-confident champion with at least 2 years experience.
Call Matt on 12345678
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