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: https://bit.ly/3c5gPVx