'Leadership roles see 28% rise in women applicants'

The number of women applying for senior positions with experience levels between 11-15 years rose 28 percent in 2015 as compared to 15.3 percent in the previous year, according to a report.

New Delhi: The number of women applying for senior positions with experience levels between 11-15 years rose 28 percent in 2015 as compared to 15.3 percent in the previous year, according to a report.

A survey conducted by iimjobs.Com, an online recruitment portal for management jobs, found that the number of women applying for senior positions witnessed a year-on-year rise.

In 2013, just 10 percent females had applied for senior positions, which increased to 15.3 percent in 2014 while this year, 28 percent applicants for senior positions were women with experience levels between 11-15 years.

The report said increasing number of applications clearly indicates that diversity in organisations, especially in leadership roles, is the need of the hour.

"Diversity helps to promote inclusiveness in the work culture, contributing significantly to women empowerment," said iimjobs.Com.

Increase in the number of applications by female candidates with over 15 years of experience is maximum for human resource and industry relations jobs followed by sales and marketing, consulting and lastly banking and finance.

"Recruiters are also now looking at hiring more women employees because they are realising that increase in women's representation in leadership positions has a real, tangible impact on an organisation's financial and talent outcomes," Tarun Matta, Founder, iimjobs.Com said.

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