Gender Aspects of Digital Workplace Transformation

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Zhanna Mingaleva
Elena Shironina


Covid-19 has accelerated the process of jobs’ automation and digitalization in many sectors of the economy, which has increased the threat of decreasing employment for women and reducing their income. The article analyzes the gender structure of the employment and gender differences in wages of a service company in the oil and gas industry. Two key areas of the company's personnel readiness for digital transformation have been identified: the personnel restructuring area and the personnel development area. It was revealed that most of the personnel of the oilfield service company under study is in the area of personnel restructuring, whose jobs will be subject to the greatest automation and will be eliminated. At the same time, some categories of women employees can be completely reduced (for example, the Accounting group, Bookkeeping and Payroll Clerks). In addition, in the personnel development zone, which will be less affected by automation, the wages of women are 3.4 times less than the wages of men. It is concluded that it is necessary to develop special corporate programs for professional training and retraining of women and special programs for personnel development, taking into account gender issues.

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