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Delhi, India– 93 percent of male and 95 percent of female blue collar employees in India feel they receive equal pay, according to a new report by global job site Indeed.
Sixty-seven percent of employees said they would approach their manager if they found out they didn’t receive equal pay, while 21 percent said they would quit.
70 percent of female employees said they would speak with their boss, compared to 65 percent of male employees, and 23 percent of male employees said they would leave the job, as opposed to 18 percent of female employees.
In this sector, blue-collar workers are content at work and motivated to solve challenges at work, which increases efficiency and productivity.
Additionally, employees surveyed aged 25-34 are more likely to leave their jobs if they discover they are not receiving equal pay, compared to those aged 18-24 (24% vs 19%).
‘The Pulse of India’s Blue-Collar Workforce’ examines the representation of men and women in blue-collar jobs in India and how blue-collar organisations measure up in terms of diversity and work culture.
According to Sanjukta Ghosh, Indeed’s Social Impact Manager, the blue collar segment has seen positive hiring growth in the last two years.
Indeed’s data shows that by 2025, there will be 9 million gig workers, adding buoyancy to the segment.
In light of this growth, organizations are revamping their policies and structures to attract more employees. According to our data, blue collar workers are more or less on the same page regarding equal pay, equal gender representation, and its benefits. According to Ghosh, blue collar employees are happy with most aspects of their work, which indicates the kind of growth this segment is likely to experience in the coming years.
Employees in blue collar jobs are happy
96 percent of employees say their company provides additional benefits/support in the form of mental support, financial support, retirement benefits, and flexible working hours.
The majority of employees also agree that their company has a good work/life balance, which indicates that they are happy at work and satisfied with the policies and processes in place.
(46%) of blue-collar employees believe that women are well represented at their workplace, and the impact of this is significant. A majority of blue-collar workers say they feel more confident, motivated, or inspired when women are represented equally in their company. Diversity at work is also associated with an increase in retention and 73 percent of employees say they are more likely to go the extra mile for their employers.
Employers support fair representation by devising processes
97% of employers believe that gender equality is important and are working to improve diversity and fair representation.
The lack of support systems to assist women (56%), the lack of education about gender equality (53%), and the views of society (49%), are the main deterrents to achieving gender equality.
Employers are trying to implement processes and systems within their companies to combat these issues.
Employers surveyed are currently offering the same salary to male and female employees for the same job role (61 percent), offering the same incentives to male and female employees (61 percent), a zero tolerance policy on sexual harassment and discrimination (53%) and avoiding gender stereotypes and non-inclusive language (45%).