Female workers in the Indian workforce were seen to be significantly more disengaged than their male counterparts as just 39 per cent of women were fully engaged, says a survey.
According to an Employee Engagement Whitepaper released by Dale Carnegie Training India, while just 39 per cent of women were fully engaged, Indian male workers were way ahead with half of them feeling engaged with their work.
"Several HR functions even have gender diversity targets.
But the real challenge continues to be high dropout rates and every level of the hierarchy and eventually the glass ceiling," Dale Carnegie Training India Chairperson and MD Pallavi Jha said.
The report highlighted the expectations Indian women have from their workplaces are most often not being met, especially in contrast to their male peers. In some cases, the unmet expectations lead to disillusionment with one's organisation leading to low productivity and lower retention.
"In order to understand how to retain women and grow them it is imperative that organisations look at engagement more holistically," Jha added.
When it came to the various designations, women at the C-suite level were the most motivated with 63 per cent being fully engaged, while 42 per cent of the women at managerial level were fully engaged and for women in professional jobs like attorney, engineer, sales only 18 per cent were fully engaged at work.
Meanwhile, various companies are undertaking measures to ensure there is gender diversity and see that their women staff are fully engaged.
Business process outsourcing (BPO) firm Concentrix's learning strategy has been designed to attract, develop and retain talent as well as deliver exceptional value to clients.
The company has formed strategic partnerships with organisations like Wharton, INSEAD, TUCK, Dale Carnegie, Ken Blanchard, Harvard, Franklin Covey, Thomas, IILM, NASSCOM, ISB, Ontrac and are also leveraging LMS (Learning Management System) and Analytics for performing learning effectiveness studies.