By | Neha Bagaria | Founder & CEO, JobsForHer
JobsForHer launched an extensive report ‘DivHERsity Benchmarking Report 2020-21’ in May 2021. The report analyses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s career advancements across the country and across various levels of corporate India. It also highlights steps taken in the right direction by corporate India to retain and bring more women to the workplace.
According to the report, the hiring of women in mid-management to senior-level rose from 18% in 2019 to 43% in 2020.
What is the Benchmarking Report All About?
The JobsForHer DivHERsity Benchmarking Report covers a number of parameters:
- Best Practices in Diversity Hiring Policies
- Best Practices in Diversity Programs
- Women Returnee Programs
- Women Leadership Development Programs
- D&I Programs
- Gender Sensitisation Program
To understand the extent of the challenge we face in accelerating female participation and performance in the Indian workforce. The report also talks about the work-from-home and flexible working policies that companies rolled out seeing the impact of COVID on its employees.
Speaking on the findings, Ms. Neha Bagaria, Founder and CEO of JobsForHer said, “Organisations are finally coming to understand the significance of diversity in their workforce, and have now started implementing the same. It is heartening to see several organisations taking a step in the right direction to make the workplace more women-friendly. We are hopeful that this trend will enable and encourage more women returnees, women in tech and women in leadership roles to enter the workforce and climb the professional ladder while ensuring gender parity across all levels.”
The Benchmarking Report is a handbook for companies that are working towards a common goal of increasing the participation and performance of women professionals. If you and your company are committed to being a leader in D&I in India, we encourage you to study the DivHERsity Benchmarking Report 2020-2021.