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Male Employees Do Not Prefer Female Bosses, Says Study

Latest study by Randstad shows 70% males prefer a male direct boss

Despite numerous reports highlighting the widening gender pay gap, the latest study by global consultancy, Randstad found that 91% of the Indian employees felt that men and women are rewarded equally, at their workplace. The Indian results are encouraging. In the same study, globally, about 79% of employees think that both the genders are rewarded equally at their workplace. “In India, over 88% of employees also observed that both men and women are equally supported when asking for a promotion,” found Randstad Workmonitor Survey.


Do the male employees prefer female bosses? No, said most of the male employees. When asked for a preference, 70% of the male respondents said they prefer a male direct manager instead of a female manager. The figures deviate among women. Only 41% of the female respondents prefer a male as direct manager.


India Inc has flagged concerns over gender diversity in the recent past. 

The survey also points that ‘89% of the respondents said that they prefer to work in a gender-diverse team, while 86% believed that gender-diverse teams perform and achieve better results than single gender teams. Also, 84% of employees believed that gender equality increases with the seniority of the job.’


Paul Dupuis, MD and CEO, Randstad India said, “Gender diversity may be high on the agenda for India Inc. today, but what I believe is that diversity is not just a goal or a guideline, it is a business imperative. All the corporate and government initiatives are just a start, the real change can happen only when we succeed in addressing the deep-rooted mind sets about the role of women at work.”


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