Transport sector struggles with lack of gender diversity, say managers

110 years after International Women’s Day began – gender diversity is still a serious issue in the transportation industry

Despite campaigning for gender parity for more than 100 years, the latest research shows that 63% of managers within the transportation industry believe their sector still struggles with a lack of gender diversity. 

The research, which comes from multi-discipline recruitment experts, Search Consultancy, was conducted with 1,000 managers and asked respondents to rate how they believed their industry compared against a range of diversity markers. 

The research also looks into racial and age diversity within businesses across the sectors. 57% of managers in the transportation  industry believed their business lacked racial diversity with 52% admitting age diversity was an issue.

57% of managers also believe a more diverse workforce would help resolve the skills shortage in the transportation industry. 

Erin Vickers, director of talent and engagement at Search Consultancy, said: “Although research shows that 68% of managers in the transportation  sector believe their industry is suffering from a skills shortage, little is being done to encourage a more diverse workforce and consequently widen the talent pool available. 

“The benefits of having a diverse team are endless. Looking outside of the typical candidate demographic can help resolve the skills shortage, create a better understanding of customers and significantly improve employer brand. Now more than ever, it is time to encourage increased diversity in the workplace and help businesses grow following a very difficult 12 months.”

To read more about diversity in your sector and how it can help resolve the skills shortage, download Search Consultancy’s free report, here:

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