Work from home for women, post-Covid situation: A woman’s life is not that easy. She can read, write, get a degree, but one day, when the responsibility of house-husband-child falls on her, somewhere her career gets affected. But after the bad phase of Corona, the culture of working from home has also given women the opportunity to live with self-respect by staying at home. Women are also stepping forward for this. Although the office work culture makes women more confident, it is better to get opportunities according to your circumstances than the compulsion to leave the career.
According to a recent Economic Times report, post-Covid, women prefer to work in companies that offer work from home or work in a hybrid model. The report cited the RPG group, which saw a 15-20% increase in the number of women applying for jobs.
RNF Technologies HR Head Gunjan Mishra told aajtak.in that we are operating in WFH mode in our team like Tech and Content Writing. For this, we receive around 70% of applications from female candidates. Similarly, when we recruit for WFOs, i.e. jobs from the office, only about 40% of applications come from women.
She says I have been working as a HR manager in this company for the past seven years, we have our own different experience of giving WFH, it provides good quality content and output. At the same time, women can also balance their work life. Gunjan says that I am a mother of two myself, and I understand very well how difficult it is for a woman to take care of children and home as a mother, as well as make a career while working, especially when the children are a couple. of years, so it becomes even more difficult.
If we look at it from the children’s point of view, the psychology is also the same that the child needs the attention and proper care of the parents at an age. Now men rarely engage in this issue, often women have to leave their jobs or many working women have to leave their young children, who are two years old, in day care. This has a serious impact on their mental education, which can prove fatal in the future. In this situation, the FMH privilege is beneficial for these mothers. Now, since women are actually ahead of men in multitasking, they can properly focus on their work and take care of their home.
She says that when the number of women applicants to work from home is so high, we try to get our employees to achieve the desired work model. That’s why we happily gave the FMH to the women who wanted it. This is also important because if employees are only satisfied, they will be able to work with focus. At the same time, our reach has also increased in work from home, where earlier applications were received from Delhi NCR, now applications are also received from other cities in India.
Chayanika Nigam from Kanpur, who works from home, says she quit her job in 2012 and moved to another city with her husband after getting married. When it came time to look for a job, the pregnancy had arrived. Then, after the child, when he went to look for work, there was a big gap in the work, as well as the attitude of the employers was not so good. After losing, he started freelancing. Chayanika says that if work-from-home culture was in vogue at the time, she shouldn’t have left her career at a crossroads like this.
In the latest report, the proportion of women at Unicorn Eruditus Group, a billion dollar valuation company in the field of edutech, has increased to 51 percent across all levels, from 41 percent previously of the pandemic SpringWorks, the HR technology startup, works 100% from home. Now the proportion of women here has increased from 30% to 35%.
Experts believe that recruiting women has become an important part of the industry’s talent strategy. Especially those who want to start the second inning of their career, they are offered the possibility to work from home or from anywhere, in order to continue working.
Sarika (name changed), who left work for her son before Corona, says there was no one at my house to see the child. If the husband had a tour job, he could have left the daughter at home for a limited time. No trusted caretaker was found either. The husband’s salary was high, so in the end it was decided that he should leave the job. My company had given me work from home for a few days, but if it wasn’t trending, it didn’t last long. Then I quit my job. Now applied again to work in the work from home culture, there are also conversations in many places.