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 job satisfaction and motivation at work since 2021, it also shows a worrying longer-term impact. A few findings include: 1) Women are more likely to be looking for a new role than a year ago, and burnout is the top driving factor: nearly 40% of women actively looking for a new employer cited it as the main reason. 2) Over half of women want to leave their employer in the next two years, and only 10% plan to stay with their current employer for more than five years. Page 28 starts a section on five fundamental issues that employers who wish to make progress on gender equality should address. One recommendation is #3. Make flexible working work for women. This recommendation notes how 94% of women surveyed believe that requesting flexible working will affect their likelihood of promotion in spite of organizations promoting flexible work. As competition for talent continues to heat up, those leaders that address these issues first are likely to gain a significant advantage. In case you missed it, here is LeanIn’s and McKinsey’s 2021 Women in the Workplace Report, which includes additional perspectives on this topic.

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