Announcing Survey Results on Women Working in the IT Industry

Booking.com Japan K.K. Announcing Survey Results on Women Working in the IT Industry The height of the hurdle that women work in the IT industry from the job hunting stage! Fifty-one percent questioned that “Recruitments for IT companies do not assume application from women” …………………………………………………………………………………………
[May 16, 2019, announced in Japan]
One of the world’s largest travel platforms leading to the IT industry Booking.com’s Japan subsidiary Booking.com Japan Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo Representative: Adam Brownstain Below: booking. Com) is the IT industry We carry out investigation about woman working in and announce the result this time. According to the “Gender Gap Index 2018” published by the World Economic Forum, among the world rankings of the gender gap index for measuring gender disparities in each country, which are prepared from data of four fields of economy, education, health and politics, Japan is ranked 110th in 149 countries (previously 114th in 144 countries), and women’s career in Japan has been a challenge for many years. The top rankings are centered on European countries such as Iceland and Norway, and it is clear that a more active female environment has been set up than Japan. However, with regard to “active women in the IT industry” that we focused on this time, we found that it is necessary to set the environment at the stage of hiring and career formation not only in Japan but globally. Nearly half (47%) of women currently working in the IT industry around the world said, “Gender bias in job hunting makes it difficult for women to enter the IT industry.” In addition, 62% of university students interested in the IT industry responded as such, and the height of the hurdle from the time of job hunting may be a hindrance to women’s aspiration for the IT industry itself It turned out that there was.
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Gillian Tanz, CEO of Booking.com, says: “Nowadays, many of the discussions about gender diversity in the IT industry have been interested in STEM education (an educational policy that focuses on science, mathematics and technology) since women were young, and will have a career in that area in the future It has always been about what the industry, educational institutions, and governments can do to build it, and in the survey that Booking.com has done this time, whether or not women enter the IT industry depends on the company’s adoption. It turned out that the way of the process (including how to explain the entire industry, how to display job openings on the site, and how to describe every opportunity to form a career, etc.) is extremely deeply related. Fifty-one percent of the respondents cited workplace diversity as the most important factor for their success in the IT industry. It can be said that the result was an important finding. ”
■ The adoption trend in the IT industry keeps women away from the industry! ? Asking women working in the IT industry how recruitment and talent are being sought in the field, “The company can not properly convey the details of work content and opportunities, and can not recruit the right people. I understand that there are a lot of things. One of the reasons for writing a job advertisement is to use words such as “you are good” or “you can lead” to the people you are looking for, and it is also possible for women to use words that might seem to be men. It may lead to a bribe. In fact, about half (51%) of the respondents in this survey answered that “I think that job offers for IT companies are not written on the assumption of applications from women.” In addition, 54% of female IT industry workers and college students said, “The hiring of IT companies refers to a lot of technical jobs such as coding, product design, data analysis and engineering, and the other duties are not highlighted “I feel that” answer. From this, it seems that many women are hesitant to apply for IT companies, even if they are recruiting general jobs other than technical jobs.
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To support this, 72% of female university students who want to get a job in the IT industry said, “To work for an IT company, you need to know the department (personnel department, finance department, legal department, marketing department etc.) and job description Nevertheless, I think I need a technical skill and a degree in information engineering. ” This trend is even more pronounced in India (83%), China (79%) and Brazil (74%).
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In addition, 50% of women who work in the IT industry and 59% of college students say that the career path of the IT industry is not clear at the beginning. This concern is also one of the reasons that women hesitate to enter the industry. We need to work across the IT industry to help young women understand the prospects and every opportunity to shape their career. Gillian Tanz, the CEO of Booking.com, added: “The results of this survey support the view that the IT industry has been drawing male applicants for a long time, from the job advertisement writing process to the hiring process, and in a way to keep women away. If the hiring process, which is the first contact point for people who are interested in applicants, is balanced and comprehensive, it will be possible to attract women who want the industry. And I think it’s equally important to show women the different career paths that can be built in the IT industry. ”
■ It is not only at the time of hiring When asked about the opportunity to form a career after entering the IT industry, men tend to be promoted based on their future potential, while 62% of women say, “I feel that I have to have the necessary skills already.” This response was the most common in India (75%) and China (74%), highlighting the gender bias in building a career in the industry.
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* Survey conducted by Booking.com targeting 6,898 people in 10 countries (UK, USA, France, Brazil, Netherlands, Germany, China, Australia, India, Spain) in the world, August 2-September 2018 It was originally done in a period of six days. In the form of an online questionnaire, the survey will consist of high school and undergraduate students joining the IT industry, IT industry workers with low industry experience, industry experienced IT industry workers, and returnees to the IT industry. ### About Booking.com Established in Amsterdam in 1996. As part of Booking Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: BKNG), it currently has 198 offices in 70 countries and has more than 17,000 employees. Under the corporate philosophy of “Empower people to experience the world” to provide a comprehensive experience of travel, we are developing and introducing technologies including AI to make it possible to easily realize the travel that we designed. It offers the world’s largest number of accommodations, and more than 28 million listings (listed rooms) on more than 145,000 destinations in 228 countries and territories. Among them, about 5.7 million rooms list a wide variety of accommodation such as villas and apartments. More than 1.5 million rooms are booked daily via the website and mobile app, and provide customer support in 43 languages ​​around the clock.

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