58 percent of women employees in India quit their jobs due to more family responsibilities in last two years

Mar 9, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

A new survey by jobs site Indeed reveals that 58 percent of the female employees in India had quit..

...their jobs due to more family responsibilities in the last two years during the pandemic.

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Family responsibilities were not the only reason.

While 27 percent of the employees believe that a lack of appropriate recognition by management was also a significant factor in causing women to quit.

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According to the survey, e-commerce at 77 percent saw the highest number of women resign...

...due to family responsibilities, followed by construction and real estate and information technology (70 percent).

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And 41 percent of women said that lack of family support was their main reason behind their resignation.

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In addition to an increased domestic load due to COVID-19,...

....women continue to face non-inclusive behaviour at work. 23 percent say overworking or working night shifts has significantly increased their workload, while 19 percent say they face regressive attitudes from employers.

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But the good news is that 76 percent of women are looking forward to returning to work despite the pandemic.

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Women who are returning to the workplace want organisations...

...to play an active role in bringing them back to the workplace. 42 percent would want their organisation to have up-skilling/reskilling programmes, while 30 percent would like re-entry programmes.

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Also, women re-entering the workplace want flexibilty.

62 percent of women surveyed say they prefer work-from-home arrangements, while 28 percent prefer hybrid mode.

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“Organisations should create a culture of support where women feel safe and valued...

...by offering learning and development opportunities. With organisations welcoming the women workforce back, they need to ensure they equip the women workforce with the necessary industry skills in order to retain and attract them,” said Nishita Lalvani, senior manager at Indeed India and Southeast Asia.

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