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Jämställd rekryteringsprocess = jämställd organisation?: En kvalitativ studie om rekryteringsprocessens betydelse i ett manligt könsmärkt yrke
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Equality between men and women in today's society is a topical issue and can be discussed in all areas of society, including the workplace. Previous research shows that gender equality in recruitment is a diffuse and difficult issue. There are laws that clearly preventSsS discrimination at work, but these are not always enough to ensure an equal workplace. There is an ongoing discussion in society about what defines masculinity and femininity when it comes to professions and what qualities a man or a woman are expected to have in different professions. In this study, we aim to investigate the role that the recruitment process has when it comes to achieving gender balance. Key questions are what the recruiters consider as most important in their role and how gender roles take place in a profession that is masculine gender marked. This qualitative study was done using semi-structured interviews with six people who work with recruitment in a profession that is masculine gender marked. Our result shows that a clear and thorough recruitment process reduces inequality in recruitments but gives no assurance that the organization itself is equal. A clear recruitment process does not necessarily have to consist of narrowly developed requirement profiles or identical approaches, it can also take the form of an unconscious control from the management that could lead to a collective approach and mindset that permeates the organization. The recruitment process can be used as a means to reach a numerically equal organization, but it is also important to look into traditions, approaches and attitudes within the organization to prevent the segregation that might exist in departments, positions and work assignments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 49
Keywords [en]
Gender labeled profession, Equal recruitment process, gender stereotypes
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-55130OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-55130DiVA, id: diva2:1070185
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Sociologi
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Available from: 2017-01-31 Created: 2017-01-31 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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