Title: Gender equality based talent acquisition and retention practices: a study of employees in Delhi-NCR region

Authors: Latika Malhotra; Jagdeep Singh

Addresses: Faculty of Management Studies, IKG Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar – Kapurthala Highway, Punjab, India ' Faculty of Management Studies, IKG Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar – Kapurthala Highway, Punjab, India

Abstract: Gender equality is a very complex and diversified issue due to its relevance in every sphere of existence. India ranks 130th amongst 188 countries in Human Development Index and 127th among 146 countries in gender inequality index of UNDP's Human Development Report 2015. Whether it is about earning bread or about raising the family, there has always been an inequality around distribution of roles and responsibilities between males and females in India. This inequality and equality has been a matter of concern for the researchers all around the world. This paper tries to examine the existence of gender equality at the workplace. To keep abreast of the latest strategies in emerging markets and also as a part of their corporate social responsibility, organisations these days are contributing positively towards making the position of women workers better at their workplace. The study focuses on gender based talent acquisition and retention practices prevalent in organisations based in Delhi-NCR region. For this purpose, a plethora of researches have been studied. The research shows an optimistic future in the light of gender sensitive patterns of talent acquisition and retention practices in the organisations.

Keywords: gender equality; gender inequality; gender diversity; talent acquisition; talent retention; corporate social responsibility.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPSPM.2019.101063

International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management, 2019 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.293 - 305

Received: 14 Feb 2018
Accepted: 05 Jul 2018

Published online: 05 Jul 2019 *

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