Mercer’s What’s Working™ survey reveals that, in some countries around the world, men and women have starkly different views of their jobs and employers. In the US, however, men’s and women’s views are mostly consistent. The few notable exceptions are related to financial rewards, such as pay and benefits, and careers.
“Two things stood out in the US,” says Colleen O’Neill, PhD, Mercer’s Talent Management Leader for North America. “First, women are less satisfied than men with pay and are more concerned with the fairness of both pay and promotions. Second, women are less inclined than men to want to change their benefits or pay more for improved benefits, but have greater concerns about retirement readiness.”
“To have a workforce that is fully engaged, it’s important to understand and address the different needs and views of your workforce segments, including differences by gender” she says.
See where US workers’ views differ by gender.
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