Konzum: Large Proportion of Leadership Positions Held by Women!

Lauren Simmonds

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While many continue to disregard it, gender equality in the workplace continues to be a burning issue for most. Konzum, however, seems to have it well and truly covered.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 7th of March, 2019, women account for over 74 percent of Konzum’s employees, while in the retail section they account for almost 84 percent, with 84 percent of women in the chain’s retail section also holding leadership positions.

From cashiers and workers in the warehouse through to employees in lower and middle management, all the way up to managers in some of the giant company’s highest positions, women make up 74 percent of Konzum’s employees.

Thus, more than 76 percent of all leadership positions within this huge company belong to women, and women also account for nearly 84 percent of retail workers. It is also interesting to note that women in Konzum have entered into some of the departments that were until fairly recently publicly perceived as “typically male”, such as the logistics-distribution centre or the business support section.

“We are exceptionally proud to point out that the vast majority of employees in Konzum are women. Their great effort, teamwork, creativity, intuition, and their level of responsibility they put into their tasks daily enrich and enhance Konzum’s business. That’s why we want to thank them with a number of benefits through which we’re striving to make the balancing between work and home life less difficult,” said Slavko Ledić, CEO of Konzum, congratulating the International Women’s Day for Konzum employees.

All parents of first grade kids who work for Konzum have the right to have a day off on their child’s first day of the school, and there are as many as 222 other employee benefits available this school year. In December, an amount of money intended for children is paid to all parents, along with other benefits for all employees, such as benefits for newborn babies, christmas bonuses and more, the possibility of working part-time is also readily available.

Konzum has emphasised the fact that it as a company cherishes the policy of equal opportunities for women and men so that everyone gets an equal shot at opportunities for further professional advancement, additional education and training, as well as equality between women and men in high positions, and in terms of wages, so that women and men are equally paid for working in the same positions.

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