Stephen Shearman

About the Author

Stephen Shearman is a senior talent sourcing specialist for Walmart. His recruiting and sourcing experience included three years at Tyson Foods and 20+ years with the U.S. Marine Corps Recruiting Service. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree with a focus on corporate recruitment.

You Don’t Know It, But Women See Gender Bias in Your Job Postings

Are a few gender-themed words in your job descriptions signaling women, unconsciously, to not apply? A scientific study of 4,000 job descriptions revealed that a lack of gender-inclusive wording caused significant implications for recruiting professionals tasked to recruit women to hard-to-fill positions underrepresented by women. This study addressed questions such as: do job…