The hiring of women in mid-management to senior level jumped to 43 per cent in 2020 from 18 per cent in 2019, as per a report by job platform JobsForHer.
The report titled 'DivHERsity Benchmarking Report 2020-21' analyses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women's career advancements across the country and across various levels of corporate India. It includes data collected from over 300 companies from a wide variety of industries and sectors.
About 41 per cent of startups surveyed in the report said they achieved their goal of gender diversity hiring in 2020, establishing that several companies are adopting initiatives that help eliminate gender biases to create a more diverse workplace, the job platform said.
As remote and work-from-home jobs saw a rise amidst the pandemic, 40 per cent of companies rolled out special and customised work-from-home roles post COVID-19, said the report.