Toolkit for SME Advisors and Human Resource Managers
A tool for raising the awareness of SME employers and employees, business associations, etc. about gender stereotypes in the world of work.
The Toolkit is designed for trainers and advisors, human resource managers, and in general for all those who work to improve quality and competitiveness within SMEs. It offers information and practical guidance on how SMEs can reap the benefits of overcoming gender stereotypes on optimizing human resource management practices and tapping the full potential of all their employees, both women and men.
Its contents can be used in various ways: to set up an awareness-raising workshop, to enrich and complement training programmes on human resource management and business organisation, and to give practical ideas on how a SME can undertake gender equality measures and rationalise its work organisation system.
Section 1, "Raising the issues" is divided into 4 chapters and brings together arguments, evidence, tips and good practice examples.
Section 2 is a Handbook, which gives guidance on how to use the information provided to set up training and advisory sessions, or to introduce human resource management practices to overcome gender stereotypes (available only in English).
The "Toolkit for SME Advisors and Human Resource Managers" is available in official European languages of the countries involved in the initiative.