Tag: Gender Diversity

Gender diversity improves at IIMs

With an increase in the number of girl students appearing for the Common Admission Test (CAT), it is not surprising that more women are...

Adobe India bridges the wage gap between men and women

Adobe India has achieved gender pay parity in its workforce.

Gender discrimination in disguise? Parliament to mull two days’ paid menstrual...

Being unavailable for work for two long days could go against the idea of equality at the workplace 

Celebrate the return of mother employee

A century-old real estate company Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) follows very simple practices to welcome returning mothers.

How Owens Corning is getting more women in manufacturing

An equal opportunity employer, the company has been consciously working towards creating a diverse, safe, and women-friendly work culture and environment.

Women leadership hiring increased 25% in India, from 2008-16: LinkedIn report

The report titled, ‘Moving the Needle for Women Leaders’ states that women now hold just over 25 per cent of all leadership positions globally

Why gender diversity is not a drive but a natural phenomenon...

Sulekha’s robust and fair performance management system, strongly linked to its talent management, led to a lot of women automatically emerging as high performers.

Hinduja Global Solutions espouses woman power with ‘Agrima’

Working from the grassroots up to the middle management level, Agrima is a self-nominated training program focused on building a more holistic sense of self awareness and self-esteem.

When are you going the family way?

With the new Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act 2016 offering 26 weeks’ leave, it is being feared that recruiters will now discreetly yet increasingly ask women candidates whether they plan to start a family. A candidate can refuse to answer the question.

It’s appalling how most companies hire women directors only to comply

The need to comply seems to have become a stronger driver of gender diversity than the belief that it adds value or creates the brand image of a progressive organisation.

Vodafone’s ReConnect: A career launchpad for women on break

The programme aims to bring talented women in 26 countries back into the workplace after a career break

P&G’s multiple measures to boost gender equality

Procter & Gamble recently announced a series of measures to encourage gender equality across the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Africa.

 

3M, Bank of Montreal & Rockwell Automation to receive top honour...

The initiatives adopted by these companies have successfully changed minds, altered behaviours and created more opportunities for women.

 

Three reasons, why gender pay gap widens with age

Gender pay gap is smallest among young and early-career workers, growing steadily with age into mid- and late career.

After Iceland, Women in France also leave work at sharp 4.34...

The time marks the moment at which they stopped getting paid for, in comparison to men.

 

Facebook takes steps to enhance workforce diversity

Despite various measures, Whites and Asians still comprise 52 per cent and 38 per cent of the population at Facebook, respectively.

Airtel wakes up to gender diversity

The telecom company has tried to address a serious issue with a change in policy, which will ensure that women employees will get the same role or an equivalent one once she returns from her 22 weeks of maternity leave.

iWork@home: ICICI’s master stroke on gender diversity

The programme takes care of women’s needs as mothers and home-makers so that they can give their best to their professions as well.

Maersk Line’s ‘Back2Work’: Second innings for women

The career-transition programme for women professionals who have taken a six-month break or more, provides an opportunity to work on live projects at flexible timings.

Vistara celebrates women workforce through a campaign

India’s newest carrier has launched a social media campaign, #WomenWhoMakeUsFly.

How digital fluency will bring more women to the workplace?

In a recent study by Accenture, nearly three-quarters of the respondents – men and women alike – said that “the digital world will empower our daughters".

Nestlé India becomes more conducive for women employees

The FMCG player has introduced several new initiatives to promote a gender inclusive culture.

Women@work: 6Ps of effective gender diversity strategy

Women thrive when there is an alignment between the individual and the organisation. Only then can one break through the inertia and advance women at the workplace.

New Year Special: Gender diversity to take centre stage in 2016

New technologies, data analytics and social networks are expected to have a deeper impact on how people communicate, collaborate and work. Are organisations prepared for the new workplace? 

40% of new hires at Accenture will be women by 2017

Pierre Nanterme, chairman and CEO, Accenture, has said gender equality is fundamental for business and the next generation of leaders.

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Sabu Raghavan elevated to VP, human resources, India, Hilton

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Tata Steel may lay off 3,000 in Europe

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Ola to hire 150 from college campuses this year

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