A recent survey by career site Jobplanet suggests that despite the low number of female workers, companies and industries in Indonesia could be regarded as female-friendly.
According to the site’s survey on satisfactory levels in company culture, career paths and work-life balance, industries like information technology (IT), banking and finance, and institutions like the government, social agencies and nongovernmental organizations, scored high in the three aspects.
“It shows that these three industries could be considered the most friendly industries toward women; they provide the chance for them to develop their careers and potentials,” said Jobplanet chief product officer Kemas Antonius in an official statement.
The survey, which involved 55,000 female users aged 21 to 45 years old who worked in various industries in Indonesia and was conducted from January 2016 to March 2017.
Also showed that manufacturing industries, which consisted of textile, garment, furniture and cosmetics sectors, among others, have the highest rate of female labor employment (25.47 percent), followed by banking and finance (17.8 percent), services (13.27 percent), retail and distribution (12.19 percent) and IT (12.19 percent).
Aside from that, administration was also considered to be the most common occupation field for women in the survey (11.93 percent), followed by marketing (10.33 percent), IT (9.88 percent), accounting and finance (7.78 percent), engineering (7.44 percent), customer service (6.54 percent), sales (5.03 percent), consultation (2.36 percent), human resources (1.34 percent) and education and training (1.25 percent). Source: thejakartapost