Promotion Criteria Should Be the Same for Men and Women – Society for Human Resource Management

Author: Kofi Semenya

In an article published in Society for Human Resource Management on September 17, Kofi Semenya discusses a recent Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lawsuit that touches on the idea that employees should be evaluated on criteria equally, regardless of gender, which has been a common issue with companies in the past.

“It’s common for employers to promote people who’ve earned high marks for performance in their current jobs,” Semenya said.

Semenya recommended that employers implement a rule that requires employees to have worked with the company for at least one year before they get a promotion. “That ensures that the candidates for promotion are familiar with the company’s work processes,” he said.

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