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Headhunter calls for more females in top jobs

Published: Wednesday, 17 November 2010   Category: All Graduate job news | Business Management

Females entering graduate schemes could find their path to boardroom level made easier if Gail Kenny gets her way.

The Gail Kenny Executive Search managing director has claimed that headhunters should actively assist women to break the glass ceiling that stops them progressing to the upper echelons of UK companies.

According to Recruiter magazine, Ms Kenny suggested that recruitment firms should encourage clients to embrace diversity at a boardroom level.

"It's not just the board; there is still the element of the old boys' network, based on who the male directors know, where appointments are made behind closed doors," she claimed.

The expert added that the board should always be made up of people who have the skills necessary to do the job, regardless of their gender.

Ms Kenny claimed that having women involved can create a different dynamic which can often be beneficial to the way the firm runs.

In other news, the TUC has called for the government to do more to create jobs in 2011.

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