By | Ujwala Thirumurthy | www.jobsforher.com
It has been only 6 months since the corporate world deep-dived into the remote working routine owing to the pandemic, but it’s no longer the new normal. It is a way of life.
For many women who were keen on a work-from-home role but never thought it would happen, this is literally a dream come true.
Taking them one step closer to achieving their dream is HerRising 2020 — India’s biggest virtual Career Fair & Conference for women professionals on September 19th.
Bringing more than 3000+ potential candidates and more than 50+ corporate bigwigs under one roof, this virtual event is slated to be bigger and better than last year.
With aspiring women professionals registering from various parts of the country with varied expertise, years of experience and across industries — from Finance & BFSI to IT & Education, companies are leveraging the impact and reach of the event by stepping up their hiring game.
The HerRising Impact
As companies slowly but surely adapt to the virtual hiring trend, HerRising 2020 comes as a shot in the arm, opening up job opportunities for women across the country — including Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities — to take up jobs, many of whom have had to compromise on their careers for domestic reasons.
More Job Opportunities for Women in Tier 2 and Tier 3 Cities
(as told to the Entrepreneur India)
70% of women in India relocate after marriage and a significant portion of these migrate to Tier 2/Tier 3 cities in the country where job opportunities are low, stemming the woman’s career growth. Work-from-home jobs open up a world of opportunities for such women who already have the skills, qualifications, experience and drive to take up their careers again with gusto, and are waiting for the right window of opportunity to make that leap into their professional journey!
Speaking to ET about the changing trends in work, Neha Bagaria, Founder & CEO, JobsForHer, said, “The trend saw a spike in early May indicating an almost immediate effect of the pandemic. It is heartening to see that more companies are now looking to fill even full-time positions with remote working roles.”
With the corporate world turning to a number of flexible working options, the ratio of women taking charge of their careers is also on the rise.
The Virtual Side to HerRising 2020
With a simulated environment of a real-time career fair and conference, candidates can interact via chat messages with recruitment personnel in a virtual booth to understand all they need to know about the company they wish to apply to.
The virtual setup also gives companies the opportunity to interact with candidates one-on-one and answer their queries, shortlist qualified applicants, interview them and hire in real-time — all in a day!
It’s cost effective and efficient for the job seeker as well as the company.
Corporate Bigwigs Come on Board
Over the last two weeks, top industry players have come on board in anticipation of the sheer reach and impact of this mega virtual event
Citrix, Amazon Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo, Mastercard, Marvell, One Advanced, Aditya Birla Capital, Ambit Wealth Management, Appreiz, Blue Yonder, HGS, Indegene, Johnson & Johnson, KAS, LogMeIn, Micron, Microsoft, MindChamp, Mphasis, Novozymes, Northern Trust, Numberz, Providence, SPJIMR, Empower Image, WhitehatJr, Western Digital have come on board to connect with and hire potential women candidates online and tell them about their welcoming workplaces!
As the economy recovers, the opportunities for women to start, restart and rise in their careers will continue to open up and we look forward to having more candidates on board no matter where they are in the country.
HerRising 2020 is a game-changer in the virutal hiring space for women professionals.