2022 Women in the Workplace Report | Lean In and McKinsey & Company

Workforce Trends

Here is the new 2022 Women in the Workplace report by Lean In and McKinsey & Company.  This is the eighth consecutive year the report has been produced, and the effort represents the largest study of women in corporate America. While there are too many insights to cover here from this 62-page report, a few …

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Women Are Stalling Out on the Way to the Top | MIT Sloan Management Review

Workforce Trends

Many organizations strive to increase female representation in their executive-level roles. And to assess the progress organizations are making in this endeavor, this article shares findings from an analysis of the career histories and demographics of the executives in the ten highest-ranking jobs in Fortune 100 companies during the past 40 years. Using 1980 as the baseline, a …

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Women at Work 2022 Report: A Global Outlook | Deloitte

Workforce Trends

This 32-page report summarizes how women’s workplace experiences affect their engagement and career progression and offers insights into the state of gender equality in the workplace. It is based on survey responses from 5,000 working women across ten countries. Although the 2022 survey shows a slight improvement in women’s work/life balance and modest increases in …

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March Issue of HR Leaders Monthly: 6 Articles | Gartner

Workforce Trends

This 38-page March 2022 issue of Gartner’s HR Leaders Monthly Magazine includes six articles on various work, workplace, and workforce topics. They range from employees’ perceptions and expectations for hybrid work, how the pandemic and the transition to hybrid have affected women, and three pandemic lessons for building a better recruiting function. Two articles focus on performance management (PM), one of which …

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Reinventing Gender Diversity Programs for a Post-Pandemic World | BCG

Leadership & Culture

I have posted extensively over the past two years about the pandemic’s impact on various worker segments, including women in the workplace. One post that received much attention is LeanIn.org’s 2021 Women in the Workplace Report—a report produced annually since 2015 and the most extensive study on the state of women in corporate America. The 2021 …

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Leveling the Playing Field in the Hybrid Workplace | Future Forum by Slack

Workforce Trends

As hybrid and remote work continues to be a preferred flexible work arrangement for many knowledge workers, organizations seek to understand the long-term implications of these arrangements. This Future Forum Pulse survey by Slack surveyed 10,737 knowledge workers across sectors in the U.S., Australia, France, Germany, Japan, and the U.K. to understand aspects of hybrid …

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“Potential” and the Gender Promotion Gap | Working Paper from Yale, MIT, and University of Minnesota Researchers

Talent Management

A firm’s ability to accurately identify and develop high-potential employees is a key outcome of talent management. Simultaneously, fairness and objectivity are critical to all talent practices, and organizations place priority on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In a study by researchers from Yale, MIT, and the University of Minnesota, assessment and promotion records for nearly …

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2021 Women in the Workplace Report | LeanIn and McKinsey

Workforce Trends

One of the most viewed reports I shared last year was the 2020 Women in the Workplace Report, a publication produced annually by LeanIn.org and McKinsey since 2015. The study is the largest on the state of women in corporate America. Last year’s study provided various insights on the challenges facing many working women–especially mothers, senior-level women, and …

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Mothers Are Postponing the Return to Work. Amazon and Others Are Trying to Bring Them Back | The Wall Street Journal

Workforce Trends

The careers of many working mothers have been impacted by the pandemic, according to various reports. These impacts range from: working moms downshifting their careers or dropping out of the workforce entirely (LeanIn.Org report) to being less optimistic about their career prospects than before the pandemic (see Deloitte report). One reason the careers of many working mothers have been disproportionately …

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Documentary: Future of Work: Changing Work, Changing Workers: Episode 3 | PBS

Podcast | Webinar Workforce Trends

As work, the workplace, and workers continue to undergo profound changes, PBS has produced an excellent three-part broadcast series exploring the long-term impact of these changes on workers, employers, educators, and communities. This Episode 3, which aired on September 15, 2021, is almost an hour and touches on topics such as how companies are rethinking the need …

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