Women Make Strides in Workforce Despite Gender Imbalances
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Women Make Strides in Workforce Despite Gender Imbalances

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Cinthya Alaniz Salazar By Cinthya Alaniz Salazar | Journalist & Industry Analyst - Thu, 03/09/2023 - 09:46

Despite being disproportionately affected by the pandemic, women's workforce participation reached a historic milestone in 2022. However, suboptimal working conditions still prevent women from achieving their full potential, highlighting the need for legislative support. The International Labor Organization (ILO) revealed more pronounced gender imbalances in terms of access to work and working conditions.

Meanwhile, industry leaders consider the impact of the digital transformation of HR departments, the formation of ethics guidelines and how remote work has reshaped office space demand. 


This is week in talent news and developments: 



Women’s Workforce Participation Reaches Historic Milestone

Despite being disproportionately sidelined from the workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic, women’s workforce participation peaked in 2022, according to data from the National Occupation and Employment Survey (ENOE). Nevertheless, data suggests that suboptimal working conditions are still stifling women’s potential representation, highlighting the importance of legislative support. 


Industry Trends 

Talking About a Revolution: HR and the Digital Era

The digital revolution has resulted in constant changes in technology, making it challenging to adapt. The pandemic has accelerated these changes, particularly in the workplace and HR, leading to more humane processes and increased productivity through flexibility, writes Andrés Gómez, Country Manager, Buk. 


Business Ethics: Both Dilemma and Opportunity for Companies

Great minds have analyzed business ethics throughout history but in recent years, ethical breaches have become more prevalent. There is a subjective nature to ethics, and while decision-makers determine and apply them differently they do in fact impact business, says Gino Demeneghi, CEO, Altus Global Network. 


Remote Work Reshapes Office Demand: Newmark

Almost all industries have recovered from the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects and economic activities are getting back to normal. Nonetheless, the corporate real estate sector, heavily impacted by social distancing measures, is still experiencing changes. Experts recommend adapting to new hybrid working schemes, which reshape the demand for offices. 



UN: Gender Inequality in Employment is Underestimated

The International Labor Organization (ILO) has introduced a new indicator, the employment gap, which reveals more pronounced gender imbalances in terms of access to work and working conditions. The report shows that 15% of working-age women globally want to work but do not have an occupation, a gap that has persisted for almost two decades. 


The Hidden Consequences of Digital Violence on Women

Online gender-based violence against women and girls remains unaddressed, creating unintended consequences that are exacerbating an already significant, gendered digital divide. Women are facing greater barriers to developing their digital skills due to the fear and intimidation caused by this violence, hindering their participation in the digital economy. 

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