How #MeToo and #TimesUp impact IT hiring
Susan Fowler’s blog post about her “very strange year at Uber” went public over a year ago, on February 19, 2017. Since then, we’ve seen a tidal wave of other women speaking out about sexism in almost every industry you can think of.While naysayers claim that social movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp will result in companies refusing to hire women, what’s actually happening is quite the opposite, says Maia Josebachvili, Vice President of marketing and strategy at hiring and recruiting management platform Greenhouse.
In the wake of these revelations and spurred by the groundswell of support, companies are being forced to assess and address their hiring, recruiting and retention practices and reevaluate their strategy, policies and processes. And they’re having to do so quickly, or risk losing out on talent, Josebachvili says.