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ResumeTemplates.com Survey Finds 1 in 7 Hiring Managers Less Likely To Hire Candidates Who List Pronouns on Resumes

While most hiring managers view employees sharing their preferred pronouns in the workplace positively, some hold an opposing opinion

SEATTLE, June 21, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- ResumeTemplates.com, the leading platform for free professional resume templates and examples, has published a recent survey report examining hiring managers' attitudes toward candidates listing their preferred pronouns on their resumes and the use of preferred pronouns in the workplace. The report also shares insights into workplace issues related to pronouns. In June, ResumeTemplates.com surveyed 1,000 hiring managers in the U.S.    

"It makes practical sense for candidates, and not only for those who are non-binary or transgender, to include their pronouns on their resume."

According to survey results, 66 percent of hiring managers hold a "very" or "somewhat positive" view of employees sharing their pronouns in the workplace. Meanwhile, 23 percent remain neutral on the issue, and 11 percent have a "very" or "somewhat negative" opinion. Similarly, 58 percent of hiring managers view candidates who list pronouns on their resumes positively, while 15 percent view this practice negatively. Although most respondents indicate that listing pronouns on a resume does not affect their hiring decision, 25 percent report that it increases their likelihood of hiring the candidate, whereas 15 percent say it decreases it.

Among respondents who are more likely to hire a candidate who lists their pronouns on their resume, 73 percent believe the candidate would align well with the company culture. Additionally, 69 percent think that it would support diversity and inclusion initiatives, and 57 percent have a personal preference for individuals who include their pronouns. Conversely, of those who are less likely to hire such candidates, 63 percent are concerned that the candidate might be overly political, 61 percent worry about potential conflicts with other employees, 58 percent believe that the candidate would not mesh well with the company culture, and 41 percent have a personal aversion to the practice of listing pronouns.

"It makes practical sense for candidates, and not only for those who are non-binary or transgender, to include their pronouns on their resume. It is also useful information to have if the candidate's name doesn't make their gender obvious, allowing you to avoid the uncomfortable situation of misgendering them," says Rob Boyle, marketing operations director at Airswift.

Survey results also highlight that 33 percent of hiring managers believe pronouns have led to issues in the workplace. Reported challenges include misunderstandings or confusion about which pronouns to use, discomfort from some employees in using certain pronouns, the need for additional training and education on pronoun usage, resistance to shifts from traditional gender norms, and conflicts among employees over pronoun use. Notably, 18 percent of hiring managers feel uncomfortable using gender non-conforming pronouns in the workplace.

The survey, conducted in June 2024 via the Pollfish platform, included 1,000 U.S. hiring managers. To participate, respondents had to confirm their involvement in hiring at their workplace and their familiarity with the concept of using preferred pronouns. Additionally, they needed to meet specific demographic criteria: age 25 or older, household income of $50,000 or more, a managerial-level position or higher, employment at a company with at least 11 employees, and a minimum education level of a high school diploma. To view the complete report, please visit: https://www.resumetemplates.com/1-in-7-hiring-managers-less-likely-to-hire-candidates-who-list-pronouns-on-resume/

ResumeTemplates.com offers a comprehensive selection of free, industry-specific resume templates, tailored to meet the needs of various job seekers. The website also provides extensive resources to help facilitate the job application process, including expert advice, resume examples, and tips and tricks for creating impactful resumes. For more information, please visit: https://www.resumetemplates.com/.

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SOURCE ResumeTemplates.com

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