What will you choose ? A male employee or a female employee ?

@bkpdp1 (921)
India
October 4, 2008 1:09pm CST
Hi, friends. If you are running your own business, whom will you chose for your best productivity.. A male employee or a female employee.. In a specific situation you may choose male or felame for that specific purpose. What's about choosing in overall. Male or Female ?
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@BubblyIan (751)
4 Oct 08
discrimination on the grounds of gender is illegal and you would find yourself in court very wquickly if you tried to choose on the basis of gender. The reality is that many employers choose women over men for jobs as they feel they need to avoid claims of discrimination. Hence the standard of woman that they choose is likely to be lower than the men interviewed. When recruiting trainee solicitors, women are usually chosen ebvent hough the men may be better qualified. One recruiter said he would rather work with an attractive woman than a man. Many women now send their photo woth their CV to get an unfair advvantage. Remember that women have far more rights at work than men. In the UK 12 months maternity leave but only 2 weeks paternity leave. Women are far more lilely to claim harassment at work. Women are mor eliklely to give up work and look after the kids than men. Which one is lmore liklely to be career oriented? Ask firms which gender have the higher staff turnover? You should select based on ability only. Best of luck and try not to end up breaking the law!
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
4 Oct 08
Just wanted to say, I really enjoyed reading your response.
4 Oct 08
Thank you! I hope you are careful!
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
4 Oct 08
I really did not expect a such a nice view.However I am not discriminating the gender, as i have mentioned. I only wanted to know about the productivity in overall cases rather specific. Consider a scenario. Suppose some body needs shipping crews to be worked inside a deap sea project. What would you do if the a female applicant scores more marks in hte interview than a male candidate. Would you like to hire the female candidate? So i did not wanted to discriminate the gender. If there is no discrimination in gender, then why there is a reservations/quotas for women in some countires. Isn't it a discrimination?
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
4 Oct 08
Male or female? How about who is better qualified? There are some women that can do things much better than men and vice versa. It depends on the job opening. If it is like a construction type of job, where it involved physical stamina, then it might only be a male, unless a female applied and provided enough reverifiable proof she could handle the job and was more qualified than the other applicants! Since it is my own business, as the owner it is only in my best interest to put capable, qualified, motivated self starters in my organization to ensure I am getting the most productivity out of the people (whether they are male or female) I've hired.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
4 Oct 08
I agree. When i posted this question, truely i did not think of discrimination of gender,however i wanted to know what should be done in order move ahead with productivity. In sposticated spaces there should be no problem, but when the working atmosphere and surrounding is matter of concern, can you put women in that workplace inspite they are more qualified than men ? Is not it will be difficult to manage women employee than men employees ? I just wanted for opinions not for implimentation. Thanks for your nice view.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
4 Oct 08
i appreciate your selection procedure. If so then, why government is decalring a reservation quota for some specific category. Providing reservation means we are compermising with our productivity. do you feel so ?
@hdjohnson (2981)
• United States
4 Oct 08
I'm not sure what you are referring too concerning government reservation.
• United States
5 Oct 08
I will take whoever shows me the best resume. Gender does not matter.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
5 Oct 08
That would be nice..
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
4 Oct 08
Personally I'd choose whomever was best qualified for the job. NO point in hiring someone who couldn't do the job. It wouldn't matter whether they are male or female.
@bkpdp1 (921)
• India
4 Oct 08
That would be great. Then there should not be any reservations neither for men nor for women. Then why some countries offer reservation for female or any other category like ex-servicemen etc.