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About 33% of Indian employees face age-based bias at workplaces: Report

Last updated on March 26, 2020

Even as corporates are taking steps to sort out points like gender bias and even homophobia, ‘ageism’ or bias in opposition to an individual for his or her age, is turning into the brand new rogue at Indian workplaces, in line with a survey.

About 33 per cent of face or have confronted age-based bias at their office, adopted by 17 per cent who confronted bias as a result of of their bodily look and 15 per cent of others have confronted bias on the idea of their tradition or faith, a survey by JobBuzz famous.

Gender-based bias stood at the third pedestal with 14 per cent claiming they confronted prejudice as a result of of their gender, it stated.

JobBuzz, an employer ranking and assessment platform by TimesJobs, surveyed 1,940 employees to know the nuances of bias and variety at the Indian workplaces.

Most respondents on this survey belonged to the IT sector (23 per cent), adopted by manufacturing (20 per cent), healthcare (10 per cent) and BPO (eight per cent) sectors, respectively. In phrases of age group, most respondents belonged to 25-34 years.

This is shocking because the current combine of the workforce at most corporations contains of Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y and the Millennials, the survey opined.

Baby boomers have been born between 1944 and 1964, Gen X was born between 1965 – 1979 and Gen Y, or millennials, have been born between 1980 and 1994.

This demographic goes to vary drastically as extra millennials will be part of the workforce within the coming years, and the information of ‘ageism’ shouldn’t be an amazing observe for India Inc, it added.

We discovered that India Inc is biased on age greater than bodily look, tradition or faith, gender and race. These are the brand new areas the place the human useful resource managers and employers ought to focus their consideration to,” TimesJobs and TechGig Business Head Sanjay Goyal stated.

About 79 per cent of respondents stated they weren’t denied a promotion as a result of of their gender and 62 per cent identified that after the #Metoo motion workplaces have change into extra delicate in direction of ladies. Now, the main focus ought to shift to different points as nicely, Goyal added.

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