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Workplace gender divide narrows

New research has revealed that women are increasingly breaking through the ‘glass ceiling’ and have increasing employment opportunities, particularly in terms of career advancement and remuneration. However, it warns that barriers still remain.


Based on interviews with more than 180 HR Directors from companies across the UK, the research by recruitment specialist Robert Half found that over three quarters of respondents do not believe that men have an advantage over women in the workplace, demonstrating that there is progress being made on the gender front.


Despite this optimism, a fifth of HR directors do not think that women are on par with men in the workplace, indicating that there may still be inconsistencies based on gender.


Half of the respondents believe that family commitments are responsible for this imbalance, and a significant number of HR directors consider lack of promotional opportunities (42%) and the desire to maintain a good work life balance (36%) the differentiating factors between men and women’s professional development.



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