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HRM CA | 24 Nov 2015, 08:00 AM Agree 0
A Toronto-based web-design business has made news for all the wrong reasons thanks to a major HR faux-pas.
  • Buck Thornton | 24 Nov 2015, 01:36 PM Agree 0
    Look at the ratio of men to women in HR. Very few men if any.

    The HR profession is a "discrimination factory" in itself. I have feared as an a male employee in them myself and kept my mouth shut in fear of reprisal.
  • Jorge Bauer | 24 Nov 2015, 04:47 PM Agree 0
    Completely agree with the comment on HR men/women ration but we don't see much headlines about that!
    Very likely some women will say get over it! but the same would go hysterical when they read articles about men dominant roles like Engineering and Science saying it is discriminatory!
  • Jenn Doe | 30 Nov 2015, 12:13 PM Agree 0
    Hello Buck,

    I am unsure of where you work but my experience has been that certain fields in HR have the highest concentration of men. Those being Labour Relations, Compensation, Senior Manager, Director positions etc. They also tend to be the highest paying jobs. Coincidence?
  • Buck Thornton | 01 Dec 2015, 08:42 PM Agree 0
    Hi Jenn,

    While looking up to the ceiling and boardroom tables in admirable, the reality is most life is not in the boardroom. IF you want true equality, here is equality for you.
    Fatality rate is highest for older men
    Most workers whose deaths were
    registered in the 1988 to 1993 period
    were men (96%); this proportion
    varied little by age group.
    Presumably, more men than women
    die from job-related causes because
    of their over-representation
    in the higher-risk industries and
    occupations. Women are more
    likely to work in the “safer” service
    industries.
    http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/75-001-x/1996002/2889-eng.pdf

    Enjoy your electricity, sewage, home appliances and heating and air conditioning.
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