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November 26, 2008

Staffing organisation TeamLease Sevices recently conducted a survey across several Indian cities to decipher gender preferences in the workplace.

The survey, conducted across Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, New Delhi [Images], Hyderabad, Kolkota, Mumbai and Pune, revealed that most participants have male bosses. Also, 45 percent of the participants felt that males make better bosses, as opposed to 24 percent who think that female bosses are preferable.

Presented below are other key findings:

Surabhi Mathur-Gandhi, GM of permanent staffing at TeamLease is quoted as saying, "The increased role for women in the workplace today seems to reflect a pragmatic but sometimes reluctant change in attitudes, objectivity and aptitudes. Women are seen as bringing different skills but despite equal competence continue to battle unfair and dated perception issues."

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