Recruitment for men, women not so different

But some employers still making false assumptions based on stereotypes
By Danielle Harder
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2012

While there are some differences between what men and women look for in an employer and a job, they are not all that stark.

That means employers making broad generalizations are taking risks, according to several recruitment experts.

While 63 per cent of recruiters feel there are some distinctions between the sexes, they are subtle and based on many factors including a candidate’s life and career stage, according to an informal survey of 110 recruiters across the country in April by Hays Specialist Recruitment Canada.