Tuesday, March 15, 2016

#Women constituting 51 per cent of entry level #BPO jobs in #India: #NASSCOM

ASSCOM today share its findings from its report titled, “Gender Diversity & Inclusivity trends in the IT-BPM Sector”, stating that the industry is increasingly turning women centric, with women constituting 51 per cent of entry level hiring, and having a 50 per cent higher chance of getting IT-BPM job offers. The findings were shared on the sidelines of the 9th edition of the NASSCOM Diversity and Inclusion Summit 2016 in Bengaluru.


•    Women constitute 28% of job applicants, up by 5% over 2012
•    Women constitute 51% of entry level hiring & have a 50% higher chance of getting job offers
•    Evolution of job profile from support roles to core business; increasing by 2% over 2012
•    Women in overall managerial roles as a proportion of total women employees has increased by 2 per cent over FY2012
•    Average hours spent on training has increased by 38 per cent over FY2012, while that for men has only increased by 26%

 BVR Mohan Reddy, Chairman, NASSCOM said, “ At NASSCOM, we believe that development is never complete unless it is across all sections though participation and inclusion of people irrespective of their gender, creed or color. Today’s summit is part of our continued efforts to build an inclusive work environment in the sector, I hope that we will continue with this trend in supporting more women to break the glass ceiling.”

To assess the gender diversity and inclusivity situation in the IT-BPM domain in India, NASSCOM and PWC conducted a survey of NASSCOM member companies to get a perspective on how the IT-BPM industry is strengthening its current practices and embracing new emerging trends. The study was aimed at understanding the role of women in the sector, and help companies formulate practices which can further accelerate inclusion in the industry. According to the industry focus is shifting from inclusivity & diversity to empowerment, stating that women are also moving away from support roles and growing in core business operations through added focus on training and development.