Women More Likely to Feel Undervalued at Work, According to New Randstad US Survey

 Women More Likely to Feel Undervalued at Work, According to New Randstad US

Data Reveals 57% of Women Feel Their Salary Is Adequate for Their
Position/Level of Responsibility, Compared to 65% of Men

PR Newswire

ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2013

ATLANTA, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Just as data continues to suggest
that, on average, women earn less than men for equal work, in a survey
released today by Randstad US, only 57 percent of women felt that their salary
was adequate for their position/level of responsibility compared to 65 percent
of men.

The Q2 2013 Engagement Study conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs on behalf of
Randstad, examined the ethos of both men and women on a range of employee
issues including perceived value. In addition to being more likely to feel
undercompensated, more women than men felt that their current employer does
not offer promotions or bonuses to high performing employees as a means of
promoting employee engagement (22% of women vs. 27% of men), and only 49
percent of women compared to 54 percent of men thought they were likely to get
a raise at the end of the year.

Other notable findings:

Value and Compensation Affect Employees' Attitudes Toward Employers

  oAdequate compensation may contribute to men feeling more optimistic
    advancing within their organization, reflected by the fact that 31 percent
    of men surveyed think they will get promoted by the end of the year,
    compared to only 24 percent of women. Additionally, 64 percent of men
    surveyed expect to grow their careers with their current employers
    compared with only 59 percent of women.

Women Value Relationships, Corporate Social Responsibility and Flexibility

  oNearly nine in 10 women agree that relationships with colleagues (88%) and
    direct supervisors (86%) have a big impact on how happy they are with
    their jobs. While both men and women enjoy flex time, 93 percent of women
    whose employers offer a reduced schedule or flex time during the summer
    months say that this improves company morale and 81 percent agree they
    feel productivity increases because it. Seventy-four percent of women
    polled also said that it was important to them that their company invests
    in CSR efforts.

Company Reputation More Important to Women when Seeking a New Job

  oIf they were considering taking a position with a new company, nearly
    nine-in-10 women (87%) say that a company having a good reputation among
    its employees as a good place to work would be important to them, compared
    to 83 percent of men. Similarly, women were also more likely to say that
    the company's reputation in the community would also be important to them
    in a new employer (92% vs. 83% of men).

Survey Methodology
The Randstad Engagement Index is comprised of findings from quarterly waves of
research targeting employees and annual surveys of employers. The seventh wave
of findings was conducted online March 25-April 8, 2013 from a national sample
of 3,282 adults aged 18 and older who are currently employed full time from
Ipsos' U.S. online panel, including 1,789 men and 1,493 women. Weighting was
used to balance demographics and ensure samples reflect the U.S. population of
working adults.

Employees and employers were surveyed to compare notable differences in
perceptions and attitudes. Multiple waves of research allow for trending and
to track changes in perceptions and attitudes over time. Research into
employee attitudes and perceptions will be conducted quarterly. Research into
employer attitudes and perceptions will be conducted on an annual basis.

About Randstad US
Randstad is a $22.0 billion global provider of HR services and the second
largest staffing organization in the world. From temporary staffing to
permanent placement to inhouse, professionals, search & selection, and HR
Solutions, Randstad holds top positions around the world and has approximately
29,300 corporate employees and around 4,500 branches and inhouse locations in
39 countries around the world. Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Diemen,
the Netherlands, Randstad Holding nv is listed on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam.
Learn more at www.randstad.com and access Randstad's panoramic US thought
leadership knowledge center through its Workforce360 site that offers valuable
insight into the latest economic indicators and HR trends shaping the world of

For more information and resources on employer branding, visit

SOURCE Randstad

Website: http://www.randstad.com
Contact: Lesly Cardec, Senior PR Director, Randstad, 800-422-3819;
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