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Randstad Survey Reveals Top 5 Ways Companies Can Help Advance Women

Shala Marks
Online Editor and Writer for Recruiter.com

Randstad recently released its US Employee Engagement Index study where it asked more than 2,000 adults about the top ways their companies can best help women advance to leadership levels. The top five ways a company can help working women are:

1. Offer equal pay: women (49%) men (37%)

2. Have more women in leadership positions: women (34%) men (31%)

3. More family-friendly work policies: women (31%) (men 26%)

4. Increase of leadership development programs for women: women (25%) men (24%)

5. Greater flexibility in terms of scheduling/telecommuting: women (28 %) men (20%)

“With nearly one billion women poised to enter the global economy in the coming decade, and representing the majority of college and advanced degree holders, employers will be increasingly reliant upon women in the workplace to drive innovation and corporate success,” said Lisa Crawford, senior vice president, Randstad US. “In order to compete in the growing war for female talent in the years ahead, companies that encourage the development and attainment of leadership positions equitably will be well-positioned in their recruitment efforts. The pursuit of leadership rank is a universal aspiration, and therefore organizations that help their workforce achieve those goals, regardless of gender, will emerge successful.”

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Shala Marks is an online editor and writer for Recruiter.com. Marks’ stories have also been published in a variety of newspaper, magazine and online formats including The Arizona Republic, The Daily Herald, Arizona Foothills Magazine and various classroom magazines of Scholastic Inc. Service is her passion, writing is her platform and uplifting and inspiring the community is her purpose. Marks received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from Arizona State University. Visit Shala's website at shalamarks.com/