Forbes: 4 ways to #BreakTheBias and reverse setbacks.

March 29, 2022 Rebecca Henderson

The world recently celebrated International Women’s Day 2022, but for many women there’s not a lot to be happy about. They have borne the brunt of the pandemic, and while some were forced to leave careers they loved to take care of their families, others continued to work under increasing pressure and stress.

“The number of women in the workforce shrank in 2020 after a prolonged period of growth, but with the pandemic appearing to transition to a manageable public health issue, we have an opportunity to help women reclaim the gains they made prior to the global crisis,” writes Rebecca Henderson, executive board member and CEO of Global Businesses at Randstad.

Henderson states that businesses need to embrace the theme of International Women’s Day: #BreakTheBias. She cites a persistent pay gap and well-known glass ceiling that keeps women out of C-suite roles.

Henderson also advises employers to use data to create equitable experiences, provide flexible training, minimize hiring bias with technology, and listen to the women in their company.

Explore four #BreakTheBias strategies in Forbes, and follow Randstad Sourceright’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion stream for additional ways to advance diversity, equity and inclusion at work.

about the author

Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson is CEO of Randstad Global Businesses and executive board member of Randstad. In this core leadership role, Rebecca brings more than 20 years of experience in all facets of talent acquisition solutions and technology. With deep insights and progressive perspectives, Rebecca steers Randstad Global Business’ development to ensure human capital leaders can play a strategic role in driving growth locally, across regions and globally. Rebecca is a highly regarded leader in the talent management field and has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in “The Global Power 100 Hall of Fame.”

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