Does skill, talent, and performance have a gender exclusivity?
Do you think talents, skills and performance are exclusive to a particular gender? Or does it apply to either gender? Share your views on this forum topic.
We talk a lot about gender inequalities regarding opportunities, pay etc in many spheres of work. We also comment about the gender gap in India during many discussions.
Without going into the aspects of gender bias, let's assess what are the good qualities that would make someone employable or suitable for a particular job position.
Apart from educational qualifications relevant to the field, the most important qualities in a potential employee would be skill set, talent and performance. If someone has the right skills, is talented and has the ability to perform then it doesn't matter what's the gender, one can be employed and should be employed. But there are still people at the managerial level or with the ability to hire and fire feel that men would be able to perform the job better than women.
So, do you think skill, talent and performance truly have a gender preference or gender exclusivity? Or is it just a lame excuse not to hire women?