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Hi All....

Happy New Year... I want to ask u HR's who r beeing soft to female candidates , what is te reason behind this..???? I do have many of my friends in Oracle ,IBM, Quest...etc, all of then says they call soft on female candidates, they wont even ask much about her previous profile.

My friend who recently told me one incident which took place in one of the companies which i listed above( where hez working). Here comes a female who have 2 yrs of exp in Java got recruted in this organization. Upon that he got a couple of mails regarding this females previous comapny.As such an Organization doesn't exist. He Informed this to the respected dep. No questions were asked ,not even an official feedback. This happend around 2 yrs back. still the female is working this organization freely.. whoz helping her....????

I would have never put this in this community. My friend recently told me they r soft to femles in times... they r forced to b soft on femles. Recently in a media a news was published saying that females have tough time getting jobs especially in Software profile... I strongly reject this and would say itz in the other way.....

Wht u people say about this...........



From India, New Delhi
hi felix i do go with u, upon the selection process abt 60-70% of candidates getting offer letters frm top concerns are female ones (this is an report frm business line )
it also depends on the intervewer how he/she views the candidates
wait for more suggestions

From India, Madras
I think in most cases if a lady interviews a female candidate, she may not be soft. Incase of a male interviewing, it may go soft as they feel a women is more soft-natured compared to a man.
From India, Bangalore
Hi Felix

I would agree with you only partially. In all the interviews I have attended, in most of them the management was not soft at all and stressed on by functional skills aggressively. I never thought they compromised on my educational and knowledge factor. Infact once when I was not able to furnish my salary certificate, they rejected me, although the GM said that you would have been an asset for the company.

and the part where I agree with you, the interview process is soft for females. Once there was a group interview where I was one of the interviewer and there were 5 people who were sitting and the head-hr was asking questions. I was observing their confident level and their GD skills. I noticed that the interviewer asked the male candidates about their significant contribution in a project, but the females were not asked, although they had come for the same position.

My opinion is that there should be equality in handling all employees whether male or female.



From India, Delhi
As we are going global and there is increasing market pressure, remember we are likely to have legislation wherein it will be mandatory for all MNC’s to have X% of female employees. But however, no one is hiring dumb or duffer female, just for the heck of it. There is some minimum criteria and requirement that even they need to comply with. The process might appear softer for the recruitments at entry level but as they move become tougher. I know females who remained Admin or HR Executive throughout their career of 15-20 years.
I have interviewed female candidates as well and it was never a cat-walk for them. They were grilled for 45-60 minutes in an interview.
But then there are professions where you can have only females.
So, it all cannot generalize.

From India, Mumbai
hai .....
Thanks 4 ur comments.. Guess wht ...i indicated one example in my last post.. Latest news is not that good. That female is working as Project Development Executive in that organization... This is ridiculous.. How do somethinglike this happens.?? i seriously doubt something is happening in these organizations between the HR's and top level . I really feel the growth for even efficient employees (both male and female) are getting bleak due to this kind of issues...

From India, New Delhi
You know what...when we fail to grow the way we want and as we want we try to figure out the excuses. We start blaming the circumstances, people around us, the processes and the system.
From India, Mumbai
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