Female Leadership is Strengthened in Mexico
Women increasingly hold more senior management positions in Mexico, a metric that increased by 5 percentage points since 2022. Control-M for Her aims to promote female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Additionally, Mexican recruiters reported that it has become more difficult to find talent.
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Mexico Leads Latin America in Gender Leadership Parity
Mexico’s private companies have made significant strides in advancing gender leadership parity, with women now holding 38% of senior management positions in 2023, according to a Grant Thornton study. This metric represents an increase of 5 percentage points and has effectively propelled the country to regional leadership; however, protracted progress underlines the importance of concerted gender-parity actionable initiatives.
BMC Launches “Control-M for Her” to Promote Women in STEM
Information technology company BMC Software, launched the “Control-M for Her” event to promote female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). During the event, representatives from various companies shared their experiences in STEM and the challenges they faced to reach management positions and achieve equal opportunities.
Mexican Companies Find It Difficult to Recruit Personnel
Monica Flores, President, ManpowerGroup LATAM, released the results of its Global Talent Shortage 2023 survey, which shows that 69% of employers in Mexico are having difficulty finding human talent. Currently, recruiters are looking for more employees for operations and logistics, administrative and customer positions, sales and marketing, IT positions, data analysis and engineering.
Bad Leadership: Main Cause of Employee Resignation
A Computrabajo survey showed that with 43%, the main reason for employee resignation is bad leadership, followed by the search for a better salary offer with 26%, professional growth with 25% and the search for greater flexibility with 6%. The National Occupation and Employment Survey (ENOE) reported that 60,873 people resigned in 2022 due to conflicts with their bosses, an increase of 33% compared to 2021.
It Will Be Mandatory to Hire Older People
The Senate approved a modification to the Federal Labor Law to force companies with more than 20 employees to develop policies and initiatives so that 5% of their total contracts are adults over 60 years of age. In Mexico, around 38% of this group is employed, while 85,000 are looking for work.