How to Get More Women Applicants (And, Uh, Fewer Men)

Researchers have found that “by merely adding the information that the wage is ‘negotiable’ we successfully reduced the gender gap in job applications by approximately 45%.” Women are emboldened by the phrase, while men are less likely to apply to jobs with explicitly negotiable salaries. (What, is it not a challenge enough? IDK.)

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peacheater (#733)

This article is really misleading if you click through — it’s not that the gap in job applications was reduced, but the gap in negotiation frequency. That is, when it was explicitly mentioned that wages were negotiable, women were more likely to negotiate while men were less likely to negotiate. It doesn’t say anything about the frequency of job applications per se.

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