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Female managers judged for being insensitive

Published: Monday, 26 November 2007   Category: Graduate Job sector Reports

Female graduate managers that are insensitive are worse bosses than male managers that show the same characteristics, according to a report.

The study showed that female managers who were unkind, insensitive and unaware of other people's feelings were judged to be a bad boss by their employees, reports onrec.com.

Dr Kristin Byron, assistant professor of management at the Whitman School of Management, said: "It seems female managers may be expected to be sensitive to others' emotions and to demonstrate this sensitivity by providing emotional support. Because of this female managers' job performance is judged on them being understanding, kind, supportive and sensitive."

Meanwhile graduates have been warned that putting personal information on social network sites such as Facebook could damage their careers in the future.

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has said that some graduates are creating an electronic footprint that could be viewed for years to come, which could be very damaging to their careers.

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