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Jayati Godhawat

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IKEA Is Coming To India With Significant Plans For Its Women Employees

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  •  July 15, 2016


The Multinational furniture giant IKEA is coming to India and has great news for its potential women employees.

IKEA has planned to open 25 stores in India, with its first one opening in Hyderabad, next month. The company has also announced that half of the employees would be females and all the stores will have well-equipped crèches.

According to the reports, IKEA HR manager for India, Anna-Carin Månsson, confirmed the news and stated,

“The idea is to hire 50% of women staffers, about 7,500, by 2025. Considering the social set-up here, it is necessary to open day-care centres for kids and babies in India. We will be doing this for the very first time, in any country, specifically in a bid to attract women talent.”


She also highlighted,

“Our top management team, which leads IKEA’s retail operations in India, has six women members, out of a 12-member team. It reflects the importance of women at Ikea in taking strategic decisions.”

“In our India-based learning, we are working on policies related to women who come back from maternity leave and sabbaticals. Also, we are drafting policies on women safety. Here the requirements are different, and we need policies to address those areas,” Månsson added.

It’s delightful to know that an MNC like IKEA has done extensive research on requirements of the Indian women and have devised such novel and progressive approach towards empowering its female personnel.

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