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Are men and women really all that different? Both Want Long Term Job Security

When it comes to what they’re looking for in a potential employer, are men and women really all that different? The answer is yes, when it comes to workplace needs and wants, a gender gap exists. According to a recent survey of over 7,000 Canadians, conducted by ICMA International and sponsored by Randstad Canada, the majority of both male and female employees in Canada say they want long term job security from an employer – but that’s where the similarities end – their views differ greatly when determining what makes an employer attractive.

According to those surveyed, women say they prefer flexible working arrangements (49% more important vs. men), accessibility (28% more important), pleasant working atmosphere (23% more important), competitive salary (19% more important) and good work-life balance (17% more important). While men say they prefer financially sound companies (42% more important vs. women) with strong management (37% more important) that offer global career prospects (86% more important) and good training (17% more important) when seeking an employer.

Randstad Canada President Jan Hein Bax says that compared to last year’s results, the responses have shown how significantly the workforce has evolved over the past year. “Men have reprioritized, replacing company image and innovation with a financially strong company and the possibility of international career prospects. Women, on the other hand, have replaced the need for accessibility with flexible working arrangements as one of their top priorities when searching for an employer.”…

via Gender Gap: Men and Women Want Long Term Job Security from an Employer – But That’s Where the Similarities End – PR Newswire – The Sacramento Bee.

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