Jämställdhet för rekryterare på bemanningsföretag

by Lehmusoksa, Tiina; Osterling, Anna

Abstract (Summary)
This essay reflects upon how recruiters working at a recruitment-agency interpret their gender equality plan and their understanding of the term gender equality. This was done by semi-structured interviews with five recruiters. Through theories concerning the gender system, organization theory with a gender perspective and the doing-gender-perspective we have come to the conclusion that the employees of the company lack a coherent interpretation of gender equality. Concerning the gender equality plan there were diverse understandings of its meaning and the application of the plan is partly insufficient. As a recruitment agency there are a number of specific difficulties related to working towards gender equality. The employees are scattered between many different companies with different cultures, which makes it difficult to affect their situation actively. A recruitment agency must also constantly adjust to the degree of interest towards gender equality their clients have. Due to the lack of coherent meaning of the equality plan among the recruiters, the work towards equality is made more difficult. By giving more attention to the equality plan in formal meetings and increase the awareness of gender equality, the company can improve their strive for gender equality.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Södertörns högskola

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:gender organization equality plan recruitment sex


Date of Publication:04/23/2007

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