The Reasons Why So Many Women Choose to Work in HR

Look around any HR department and you will soon notice that the majority of the people there are female. This is no coincidence. HR is traditionally a female field and in the US, 70% of people working in HR are women. In the UK, the picture is identical. In 1997, 64% of HR employees were women, but by 2007, it had risen to 79%. The same applies to HR training courses: once again, the majority of students looking for the best online colleges for human resources are female. In fact, … [Read more...]

The Power of Gender Parity for Business and The Economy

Women matter to companies—they are their employees, their suppliers, their customers, and members of the broader community. A more gender-equal economic and business environment—and society—can benefit companies in a myriad of ways. Businesses mustn’t leave policy makers with the brunt of the responsibility on gender issues; they have a very significant role to play and it is in their interest to do so. Two new McKinsey reports underscore the economic and business case for gender parity and … [Read more...]

VIETNAM’s Wage Growth increases despite continuing global slowdown

VIETNAM's Wage Growth increases despite continuing global slowdown Viet Nam has experienced robust wage growth while a new ILO report shows a worse slowdown in global wages. The country, however, still needs to address many challenges, including the informal economy, low productivity and widening gender pay gap. HANOI (ILO News) – Viet Nam has done well in terms of wage growth compared to the world as new ILO figures show a continuing slowdown in global wages, particularly in … [Read more...]

Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice

  In many countries of the world, the rule of law still rules women out     In every region, there are laws that discriminate against women, in relation to property, the family, employment and citizenship. Too often, justice institutions, including the police and the courts, deny women justice. But, governments and civil society are pioneering innovative approaches to ensure that women can access justice Catalyzing gender-sensitive law reform, investing in one-stop shops and … [Read more...]

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