Pattaya Daily News

08 March 2011 :: 12:03:43 pm 51180

Thailand shows Australia: who is boss?

Study has shown that Australia has fewer women in senior management jobs compared to the women in Thailand.
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A research study conducted by business consultant Grant Thornton has found that women hold 27 per cent of senior positions, which is higher than the global average of 20 per cent. However, Australia is still ranked 16th in the world, falling behind to Thailand where women hold 45 per cent of senior management roles.

Grant Thornton Australia director and leader of its Women’s Initiative, Nicole Bradley comments, “”While Thailand’s high ranking may come as a surprise to some, we believe that the availability and affordability of external assistance like extended family, nannies, nurseries and childcare has made it easier for women to move back to the workforce,”

She also suggested that Australian woman would rejoin the workforce easier if childcare services become more accessible and affordable in Australia. Hence this would increase the number of women holding senior positions.

“The Australian business community can only go so far to increasing the number of women in senior positions,” she added.

She continued, “It is also up to the government to support women returning to the workforce by addressing issues like childcare shortages and support.”

Nicole Bradley suggested that businesses can implement ways to accommodates for married women at workforces such as providing a “family friendly” polices and offer flexible working conditions

The consultant also recommends implementing mentoring and sponsorship programs that focus on actively developing female.

Report by : news.com.au

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