Now, the news is filled with industry figures and advocates offering their comments on how to get and keep women in the agency world.
I came across this “list of helpful tips” on hiring women from 1943. Let’s see what we can make of them today.
Quick caveat – I’m the first to admit these thoughts need to apply to all staff, in all their variations, but I’m aiming them at women because that’s the door Kevin Robert’s opened.
July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine on how to hire women during WWII.
Here are eleven helpful tips on the subject from Western Properties:
1. Pick young married women. They usually have more of a sense of responsibility than their unmarried sisters, they’re less likely to be flirtatious, they need the work or they wouldn’t be doing it, they still have the pep and interest to work hard and to deal with the public efficiently.
2016- If you pick young married women, then hang on to them as they have a family. Don’t let great talent slip away because they’d like a little more support and flexibility when they have kids. This is the connected age, find ways to make working flexible. Companies can accommodate the occasional sick child or school play. We don’t need conventional hours and daily face time in the office as a measuring stick for good work and commitment. Continue reading