What Women Professionals Want From Their Jobs

What Women Professionals Want From Their Jobs

What Women Professionals Want From Their Jobs

Growth Phase
42% of women are optimistic about their opportunities to grow as professionals.

So what do women really want at work? They seek recognition for work well done. They value finding personal fulfillment in their day-to-day tasks. And, hey, tossing more compensation and an occasional promotion into the mix would certainly help. However, female professionals are meeting with mixed success with respect to these and other engagement drivers, according to a recent survey from Randstad US. That's why a significant number of them are keeping their options open for leaving their current positions if they get an offer from another company. "Women are taking on leadership roles and advancing to the top levels of organizations faster than ever before," says Linda Galipeau, Randstad CEO of North America. "It is, therefore, critical that companies not lose sight of what it takes to successfully identify, retain and engage high-potential women. It is crucial for more executives—both men and women—to actively serve as sponsors for the next generation of female leaders." An estimated 1,430 women took part in the research.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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