About 20% of women are being hired for temp job roles and this percentage is expected to notably increase given the increase in demand for hiring during festive season which lies around 50% higher as compared to last year, reveals the recently released report by Spectrum Talent Management.
As gender diversity becomes a key focus for companies in India, they are pushing themselves to be more inclusive and establishing clear mandates for women hiring, starting with temporary job roles. Women applicants are more drawn to technology, admin, and support functions job roles. The report also highlights that about 50% of corporates in Tier I & Tier II cities are open to hiring women for contractual or temporary roles.
The report further states that Healthcare, Technology, Edtech, and BFSI are the leading sectors hiring women in contractual job roles. With healthcare leading the demand by 32% followed by Technology at 29% and Edtech and BFSI at 18% and 21% respectively. Regarding the pay difference between temp staffing and permanent hiring, there is about a 30% difference in favour of contract workforce to compensate for the factor of job stability prevalent in full-time roles.
With a 50:50 composition of close to 90%, entry-level and mid-level positions make up the majority of the current contractual workforce. Senior-level mandates are often closed as full-time positions.
Mr. Sidharth Agarwal, Director, Spectrum Talent Management said, “Women in India leave the corporate world in significant numbers for various reasons, including child rearing, caring for ageing parents etc. They frequently encounter rejection from recruiters who disapprove of their gap years if they wish to return to work. With corporate India now paying attention to diversity in the workplace, it has opened many opportunities for women employees through temporary roles. For employers, temporary staffing has created solid access to a talent pool, just waiting to be tapped”.