Tata Steel will hire 5,500 women by 2020, reported Economic Times. Right now, women make up 6% (2,000) of the company’s employee strength, which is 35,000. The company is also planning to hire 100 candidates with disabilities every year as part of its initiative to focus on diversity among its workforce. There are 106 differently abled employees at Tata Steel at present.
The company also said it plans to hire more woman managers. At present, it has 660 women in managerial positions. In June 2015, the company formed a diversity group called Mosaic to look into their initiative. Atrayee Sarkar, chief diversity officer, said, “It took a year to lay out concrete plans around diversity and inclusion. Unlike other companies that talk about diversity at managerial level and at industries that have desk jobs, for Tata Steel — which is an organisation that has multi-location mining, raw material and manufacturing — bringing in diversity is more complex.”