Joined: Jul 2000
1943 Hiring Guide for Women
Eleven Tips on Getting More Efficiency
Out of Women Employees:
There's 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 to use them
to the best advantage. Here are elevent 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 firtatious, 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
2. 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 cantakerous and fussy. It's always will to impress
upon older women the importance of friendliness and
3. General experience indicates that "husky" girls
-- those who are just a little on the heavy side --
are more even-tempered and efficient than their
4. 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
which would make her mentally or physically unfit for
5. 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. Give the femal employee a definite day-long schedule
of duties so that they'll 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. 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
8. 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. Be tactful when issuing instructions or in making
criticisms. Woman are often senstive; they can't shrug
off harsh words the way men do. Never ridicule a woman
-- it breaks her spirit and cuts off her efficiency.
10. Be reasonably considerate about using strong language
around women. Even though a girl's husband or father may
swear vociferously, she'll grow to dislike a place of
business where she hears too much of this.
11. Get enough size variety in operator's uniforms so
that each girl can have a proper fit. This point can't
be stressed too much in keeping women happy.
(Now get busy all you ladies! You have a job to do.)
No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously
|08-14-2001 05:04 PM
Joined: Jun 2000
1943 Hiring Guide for Women
I'm trolling through older posts, looking for stuff to populate the new business forum, and this one sure fits the bill!
Off we go!
Discuss amongst yourselves:
Women in the workplace
-- Douglas Adams
|08-22-2001 06:28 AM