Indian Women leading charge for pay equity globally

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Rama Krishna Sangem

Indian women are leading  the change for pay equality at the global level says Indeed, a leading global matching and hiring platform. Indeed has released its “Work Needs Women” report. It aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the experiences and perspectives of women in the workforce in India and across the world.

The report also strives to identify areas where organizations and decision-makers can take action to create more inclusive and supportive work environments for women. Sharing below the key takeaways and attaching the release for your kind reference. We have also attached detailed infographics for your review. Over half of the women who requested a raise globally received less than they had hoped for.

56% of Indian women who sought raises received less than expected, signalling persistent challenges in attaining equitable compensation within the Indian job market.

Nine in ten Indian women (90%) identify pay as an important aspect of their jobs, the highest percentage of all 11 countries.

Top 5 priorities for job satisfaction in India are

Compensation/salary – 90%, Job security – 89%, Work-life balance – 87%, Training and development opportunities – 87%, Company culture – 87%, India has the highest percentage of women who have asked for a raise (65%) compared to any other country.

To close the gender pay gap in India, women consider regular compensation reviews (39%), workplace flexibility (39%), and gender pay/salary audits (37%) as the top 3 ways.




Rama Krishna Sangem

Ramakrishna chief editor of excel India online magazine and website

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