ERIC Number: ED363759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Strategies for Working with Employers and Union Reps. How To Respond to Common Reasons for Not Hiring Women in NTOs.
Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., Washington, DC.
This paper provides tips for approaching employers and labor union representatives on the issue of hiring more women in nontraditional occupations, suggesting ways to respond to common excuses for not hiring women in such occupations. The paper first lists general strategies for developing a good working relationship with employers and union representatives, then outlines ways to respond to objections to hiring women. The following issues are addressed: women's supposed lack of interest, women's competence and qualifications, protective claims, reasons extraneous to job performance, and other frequent excuses. (KC)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Employer Attitudes, Employment Practices, Federal Legislation, Females, Nontraditional Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness, Unions
Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., 1325 G Street, N.W., Lower Level, Washington, DC 20005-3104.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wider Opportunities for Women, Inc., Washington, DC.
Note: Prepared by the Nontraditional Employment Training Project.