‘Technology will bring about gender balance at work places’

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on January 09, 2018

Non-IT companies embrace digital disruption to promote diversity

For many years, Information Technology companies have taken the lead in introducing innovation, work-life integration programmes and telecommuting. However, non-IT sectors, including banking and manufacturing, are not far behind, and of late have been using technology to a great extent to ensure that there is diversity at the work place, said Saundarya Rajesh, Founder-President, Avtar Group, a Chennai-based recruitment company.

As a community, the focus should be to ensure gender balance at work places , she said, during a conference on Unbundling the Future of Gender Diversity, organised by Avtar, in partnership with Working Mother Media.

Vishaka Mulye, Executive Director, ICICI Bank, said that till a few years ago diversity was considered more of an HR issue. But now it has become an integral part of business and an important agenda for companies.

Technology has helped in taking the diversity agenda forward, and work from home at ICICI is a good example. Women were given the opportunity to work from home, and to ensure the secrecy and protection of data, face recognition technology came to their rescue.

According to Raman Ramachandran, CMD, BASF India, digital disruption in workplace is here to stay, and it has a great impact on companies.

Published on November 17, 2017

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