Men still have a significantly better chance of getting a tech job interview than women
The technology industry has long struggled with diversity issues, which is not surprising since nine out of ten developers in the world are men. Hired states that there has actually been a “significant decrease” in the percentage of interview invitations sent to exclusively male candidates over the past year. Namely, in 2020, this figure was 42.4 percent, which is almost six percent more than in 2021.
“This is progress, but it means that in almost 40 percent of cases there is no need for interviews with female candidates,” the research states.
At the same time, it is not known whether they applied for the mentioned positions or were ignored for the reason that they are not sufficiently qualified and experienced, that is, it is possible that male candidates are better in the mentioned categories. It is difficult to call this targeted discrimination, but the fact is that there is room for improvement.
“Although employers are now more likely than ever to consider women during the hiring process and offer them fairer pay, women are generally underrepresented and less likely to get an interview opportunity compared to men,” added Hired in the research findings.
The numbers are about American opportunities and according to the available data, 36 percent of women are employed in the technology sector, while 48 percent of them are employed in the private sector in general. The difference is more than clearly expressed. As well as in salaries, because women receive 21.4 percent less than men for the same position.
The problems are not only with women, but also with the represented ethnic groups. Even 83 percent of the management staff are white.