Dichotomies in the workplace

I came across a LinkedIn poll which asked respondents how they got their current role.
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Now given that response to the poll, has a small data set of 291 at the time of writing this post, the respondents were self-selecting and the fact that it was on a business social network you may want to take the results with a pinch of salt, but it did raise some interesting points for me:

  • Whilst women use the web much more for socialising and generally have better social skills, why wasn’t this reflected in the way they secured new jobs?
  • If you need to meet a ‘gender quota’ of women, recruiters and word-of-mouth wouldn’t be as effective as advertising the role if the poll data was to be believed