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Only 5% Companies See Female Employees at Senior Positions in Future?

October 05, 2016 10:46 AM 2 minute read , Management - BBA / MBA / Diploma

Only 5% Companies See Female Employees at Senior Positions in Future?

According to a recent survey conducted by TimesJobs Study on gender diversity in the country and in the corporate sector, it was found out that more and more seats and jobs are available for female employees at the mid-level, however when it comes to positions like CEO, CXO for a female employee, only 5% are keen on seeing that happen.

Some of the findings of the survey are given below:

Total number of companies surveyed: 860

Situation Percentage
Looking forward to having more female employees at senior levels 35%
Sure of having female employees at senior level 5%
Looking forward to having female employees at mid level 30%

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When the same was discussed with Nilanjan Roy, Times Business Solutions Head of Strategy, it was found that promoting gender diversity has caused many organisations to suffer as massive HR potential is lost due to stringent work timings resulting in a lack of female talent, primarily at senior levels. He further pointed out that a possible solution for this can be the adoption of flexible and female-centric policies along with a consistent employer branding strategy.

In their individual level survey, employees were asked if they feel that gender diversity is present in their organisation and can be noted by looking at the workforce.

Following were the findings for the same:

Situation Percentage
Feel Moderately that gender diversity is present in the workforce 65%
Feel Significantly that gender diversity is present in the workforce 25%
Do not feel at all that gender diversity is present in the workforce 10%

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When organisations were asked about the compensation gap prevalent between men and women, 55 per cent organisations admitted the same but pointed out the flexible hours, targeted opportunities for development, training programmes and support networks in their organisations as intangible assets made available to female employees.

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