Last year, every third candidate placed by talent solutions provider Careernet was a woman. Pune, Hyderabad, and Chennai are the top three cities in terms of employing female applicants, and Delhi/NCR hired the least female workforce among tier-1 cities. Careernet’s report ‘Moving Towards Equality – An Overview of the Hiring Trends for 2022′ brings out insights into the Indian female workforce across industries.
According to data from the World Bank, in 2020, women’s labour force participation rate was 47.9%, compared to men’s rate of 75.6%. Additionally, women are more likely to be employed in low-paying and low-skilled jobs and are underrepresented in leadership positions.
However, companies are recognising the benefits of having a diverse workforce and are actively working towards achieving gender balance in their organisations. The report shows companies’ hiring sentiment across a range of experience levels and industries, spread over six tier-1 cities across India. The findings are based on Careernet’s internal data, career portals of employers, and month-on-month hiring trends. The company analysed a sample size of about 16,000 placements last year.
The data shows that the average percentage of total women candidates hired saw a steep drop outside of tier-1 cities, from 31% to 12.5%. Key employment sectors recording significant hiring include GICs/GCCs – BFSI, GICs/GCCs – telecom / manufacturing / automobile, IT services, domestic enterprises (retail / engineering / manufacturing / pharmaceuticals, etc.), and BFSI.
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