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.
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.
The programme aims to bring talented women in 26 countries back into the workplace after a career break
Procter & Gamble recently announced a series of measures to encourage gender equality across the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and Africa.
The initiatives adopted by these companies have successfully changed minds, altered behaviours and created more opportunities for women.
Gender pay gap is smallest among young and early-career workers, growing steadily with age into mid- and late career.
Despite various measures, Whites and Asians still comprise 52 per cent and 38 per cent of the population at Facebook, respectively.
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.
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.