Only 11 percent of senior leaders in corporate India are women, with large companies having the highest gender representation, according to a study."There are only 11 percent senior women leaders in the ecosystem; however, the junior and middle levels fare slightly better at 38 percent and 20 percent, respectively," said the study, which analysed 60 companies.Overall representation of women in Indian companies is 30 percent, as per the Zinnov-Intel India Gender Diversity Benchmark.Close Women's representation in non-technical roles stood at 31 percent and that in technical roles, at 26 percent. related news Oil prices rise on OPEC deficit forecast No recovery in sight for automobile industry yet: Pawan Goenka of M&M PMC Bank depositors' worries to be taken up with RBI: Minister The study notes that gender representation is highest in large companies (33 percent) as compared to that in medium (27 percent) and small companies (21 percent).With 34 … [Read more...] about Only 11% of senior leaders in India Inc are women: Report
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It’s no secret that allowing employees to work remotely can have a positive impact on employee engagement and work-life balance. But a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) found that, for some employees, the ease of anytime/anywhere work can actually backfire. advertisement advertisement The report, “Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work,” found that, remote work has a number of positive effects. These include greater ability to manage and organize how their time is spent and reduced commuting time, which makes them more productive. However, there were also some disadvantages. Remote workers tended to work longer hours and tend to blend personal and professional life, which can lead to higher levels of stress. For one group of workers, the problem was particularly acute. While home-based workers tended to enjoy better work-life balance, highly mobile workers who travel frequently and work from various places, such … [Read more...] about Why Remote Workers Are More Stressed (And What To Do About It)
The tech company Basecamp has a mostly remote staff of less than 60 people. But even its headquarters aren’t in Silicon Valley; Basecamp is in Chicago. Which is why it was a bold move earlier this month when cofounder and CTO David Heinemeier Hansson announced in a blog post that the company is paying its workers according to San Francisco’s labor market. advertisement advertisement Since their employees are scattered all over the globe, it wasn’t clear what the cost of living benchmark should be. According to Heinemeier Hansson, “It started to increasingly seem like an arbitrary choice, and if we were going to make one such, why not go for the best and the top?” So as of January 1, Basecamp employees will receive a salary reflective of the top 10% of what software companies are paying in San Francisco (compared to base pay plus bonus, but not options). They also offer some amazing benefits. ( Put your resumes away, … [Read more...] about Could Paying Top Dollar For Staff Be Worse For The Labor Market?
Think about the last time you were on a conference call with someone in a different location. Did you run into any communication challenges–technical, or otherwise? Did you find yourself trying to speak up but failing to get a word in? If there were multiple people on that call, did you find that everyone was able to participate? advertisement advertisement Remote meetings are becoming increasingly commonplace. Not everyone you work with is able to sit down in the same room with you. For many of us, most of our meetings now include remote employees or team members from across the globe. That’s the trend we started to see at HubSpot. As we expand globally, more and more of our meetings and teams are spread out across our different offices. That doesn’t just mean waking up early or staying up late to have a call with colleagues in Sydney. It means learning to work with our colleagues in a completely different (and potentially challenging) way. After talking to … [Read more...] about What My Team Discovered When We All Worked Remotely For A Week
Food writer Mark Bittman, one of America’s most vocal proponents for part-time veganism, has joined The Purple Carrot, a plant-based meal-kit startup. advertisement advertisement Bittman becomes a partner and the company’s chief innovation officer. The Boston-based company—which launched last year, delivering to 25 states on the East Coast—also announced today it is expanding operations to the West Coast, thanks to a new distribution center in Los Angeles that will serve California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and New Mexico. “With this 10-year history I have of advocating for part-time veganism, this company is exactly right,” Bittman told Fast Company. “I feel like a lot of people want to eat more plant-based food but don’t know how, and this is a solution. If you do this, you know that two or three nights a week, you’ll be eating plant-based food.” In his new role, Bittman will be be … [Read more...] about Mark Bittman Joins The Purple Carrot, Makes It Easier For You To Eat Your Vegetables