Employers Must Help Workers Achieve Career Goals

By Dennis McCafferty
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When it comes to men and women, the differences in perspective probably date back to the Paleolithic period. Today, those gender differences often show up in the workplace, as both sexes have different views about salary compensation, career advancement and other key vocational issues, according to recent survey findings from Randstad US. Managers and executives in IT organizations should take note, as industry research reveals that six out of 10 new technology jobs created this year have been filled by women. However, while women are more likely to "give it their all" on the job, they lag behind men on some key engagement drivers. Regardless of the gender balance—or imbalance—within an organization, it’s important for company management to enhance developmental opportunities for all employees. "The pursuit of leadership rank is a universal aspiration," says Lisa Crawford, senior vice president at Randstad US. "Organizations that help their workforce achieve those goals—regardless of gender—will emerge successful." More than 2,030 employees took part in the research.

This article was originally published on 2013-12-13
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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