Employers are more likely to skip over resumés that include the nonbinary “they/them” pronouns, according to business.com’s latest report.
As part of its research into nonbinary individuals in the workforce, businesss.com sent nearly identical “phantom” resumés to 180 job postings, except one resumé included the nonbinary pronouns.
“Both featured a gender-ambiguous name, ‘Taylor Williams.’ The only difference between the test and control resumes was the presence of gender pronouns on the test version,” business.com industry research director Ryan McGonagill said in the report. “The test resume included ‘they/them’ pronouns under the name in the header.”
Both “phantom” resumés were college graduates “with qualifications matching the entry-level jobs they applied for.”However, the report determined that the resumés with “they/them”…