March 17, 2017
Friday Theory Discussion
Using The Gender Pay Gap To Build A Stronger Software Group
The manager of a software group had an opening and sought to fill it with a woman because he could get more programmer for a lower salary. On the first pass through the incoming resumes from HR he considered only women. He would only have considered men in the next round if no qualified woman had been identified. He recognized the gender pay gap and saw it as an opportunity to hire the most qualified candidate for less. He believed using this strategy over the long term would tend to make for a stronger group.
Was he making an ethical choice? Was his reasoning fair-minded or self-serving? What do you think?
Facilitated by Roy.
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