90% of Women are Open for Virtual Hiring Process Reveals Survey
As per the survey, 40% of women professionals prefer jobs with flexible working options in the post-COVID world
JobsForHer, India online career platform for women, recently conducted a survey around women professionals and job seekers. The survey that gathered the opinions of 1000 women professionals, revealed that over 40% respondents consider ‘flexible options that allow a certain amount of work from home’ in the post-COVID world as the deciding factor when it comes to their jobs. The option of working from home and/or visiting the office only when required is the best one according to them as they adapt to the changing corporate world and family needs.
Speaking on the findings, Neha Bagaria, Founder & CEO, JobsForHer, said, “This in tandem with the 62% increase in job applications that JobsForHer saw on its platform between April and July and a 55% average increase in the number of work-from-home jobs posted by companies. We hope to see more companies hire capable women professionals to fill their roles in the coming months”.
To understand how women job seekers are viewing the recent shift to virtual recruitment, another survey conducted on the platform showed that out of 1000+ respondents, 90% women were comfortable with the virtual hiring process as it saves time and is convenient because it opens up plenty other opportunities to attend interviews at otherwise far-away locations thereby cutting down on the commute.
Realizing the need for online recruitment, JobsForHer is gearing up for its biggest virtual career event – HerRising 2020 for women professionals across the country on September 19th.
Aimed at bridging the gender gap at work, the overarching goal of the event is to provide jobs to women professionals who are ready to start, restart and rise in their careers.
“With over 3000 women and 50+ companies participating in this event, it is heartening to note that despite the pandemic, candidates and employers are stepping up to the challenge”, said Neha Bagaria, Founder & CEO, JobsForHer, sharing her views.
Citrix, PepsiCo, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Mastercard, Marvell, Providence, One Advanced, KAS, Northern Trust, Micron, Indigene and Blue Yonder, to name a few, have come on board HerRising 2020 to connect with and hire potential women candidates online and tell them about their welcoming workplaces!
The virtual Conference will also host dynamic and compelling speakers such as Debjani Ghosh, President, Nasscom, Leena Nair, CHRO & member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE), Unilever, Deepti Varma, Head - Corporate HR, APAC & Middle East, Amazon, Partha DeSarkar Wholetime Executive Director and Global CEO, HGS and many other esteemed panellists to discuss pressing issues around the future of women in the workplace.