How To Hire A Woman
How To Hire A Woman
Hiring Women | How to hire female employees. Everything ya need to know about hiring a woman employee. By the way, this is from an article published in the July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine! Enjoy this one as I have...
Introduction ~ Hiring Women
How to hire a woman is simple!
There is no longer any question whether transit companies should hire women for jobs formerly held by men. The draft and manpower shortage has settled that point. The important things now are to select the most efficient women available and how to use them to the best advantage. Here are eleven helpful tips on the subject:
1. Get Them Married
The married ones are sensible!
Pick young married women. They usually have more of a sense of responsibility than their unmarried sisters. They are less likely to be flirtatious. They need the work, or they would not be doing it. They still have the pep and interest to work hard and to deal with the public efficiently.
2. Hire Experienced Older Women
Avoid the cantankerous ones at all costs!
When you have to use older women, try to get ones who have worked outside the home at some time in their lives. Older women who have never contacted the public have a hard time adapting themselves and are inclined to be cantankerous and fussy. It is always well to impress upon older women, the importance of friendliness and courtesy.
3. Bigger Girls Are Better Girls
A little plump is always best!
General experience indicates that "husky" girls - those who are just a little on the heavy side - are more even-tempered and efficient than their underweight sisters.
4. Get Those Women Examined
Certainly do not need a woman with female weaknesses.
Retain a physician to give each woman you hire a special physical examination - one covering female conditions. This step not only protects the property against the possibilities of lawsuit, but also reveals whether the employee-to-be has any female weaknesses that would make her mentally or physically unfit for the job.
5. Timely Females Are Important
Assume woman are a tardy lot of folks.
Stress, at the outset, the importance of time; the fact that a minute or two lost here and there makes serious inroads on schedules. Until this point is gotten across, service is likely to be slowed up.
6. Don't Let The Girls Be A Bother
Keep them focused or you'll lose them!
Give the female employee a definite daylong schedule of duties so that they will keep busy without bothering the management for instructions every few minutes. Numerous properties say that women make excellent workers when they have their jobs cut out for them, but that they lack initiative in finding work themselves.
7. A Woman Requires Change
Requiring maintenance, women need regular job changes.
Whenever possible, let the inside employee change from one job to another at some time during the day. Women are inclined to be less nervous and happier with change.
8. Allowance For The Feminine Psych
Keep the women fresh. Fresh is best!
Give every girl an adequate number of rest periods during the day. You have to make some allowances for feminine psychology. A girl has more confidence and is more efficient if she can keep her hair tidied, apply fresh lipstick and wash her hands several times a day.
9. Women Always Need Sensitivity
Harshness always equals inefficiency.
Be tactful when issuing instructions or in making criticisms. Women are often sensitive; they cannot shrug off harsh words the way men do. Never ridicule a woman - it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.
10. No Strong Language
Ok, when father or husbands swears vociferously.
Be reasonably considerate about using strong language around women. Even though a girl's husband or father may swear vociferously, she will grow to dislike a place of business where she hears too much of this.
11. Keep The Women Comfortably Dressed
A happy girl is productive girl!
Get enough size variety in operator's uniforms so that each girl can have a proper fit. This point cannot be stressed too much in keeping women happy.
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