What Women Want (At Work)

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​What Women Want (At Work) and the She-Cession

Behind every setback, an opportunity can be found. And while the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a chain reaction of setbacks for women around the world, it’s also provided an opportunity to raise awareness about gender inequality in the labour market. New global research from ManpowerGroup sheds light on this, outlining how women’s career trajectories have been disproportionately impacted by COVID and why the risk of a “She-Cession” is real. More attention must be paid to the re-balancing of family care responsibilities and careers, and a greater focus must be placed on changing prevailing gender dynamics in the workplace.

The impact of the pandemic on women is an issue for everyone in the economy, as under-representing women in the workforce deprives businesses of much-needed skills, leadership and resources. Today, it’s crucial for employers to support the women in their workforces with greater focus on changing prevailing gender dynamics in the workplace.

How Can Employers Progress Gender Parity in the New Reality?

Helping women upskill and adapt to a fast-changing world of work will be one of the defining challenges of our time. Now is the time to reset for the new reality and make the progress the next generation of women in the workplace need to see. Download our infographic to learn 10 way to progress gender parity:

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More Flexibility, WFH, Trusted and Integration. More Equal.

What women say they want for work is closer to what our research indicates ALL workers want—more flexibility, work from home options, being trusted and integration. More equal.

To understand more about what workers want, visit our global ManpowerGroup website:

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