According to the latest survey, Canadian women have to work harder than men and they are paid less. Corporate Canada is apparently blamed of its gender bias if the latest survey has to be taken seriously.
The survey claimed there is a huge disparity between men and women in the country's workforce. Majority of women believe there is gender bias present in the corporate world. 93 percent of women holding managerial positions have a perception that a male staff is paid more compared to a female employee in doing the same task. Results of the recent Randstad Women Shaping Business Study survey questioned the position of women in the society. The survey report was released Tuesday.
Survey findings showed shocking revelations by women who worked in higher positions. About 77 percent of these women believe they need to exert more effort than men. Women in the executive and managerial positions need to work for longer hours to prove their capability. It noted women in lower positions may possibly experience discrimination in the workplace as those in managerial posts feel deprived.
70 percent of women below age 35 feel there is gender discrimination. Ironically, 65 percent believe that women are better leaders than men and exemplify other qualities like empathy, good communication skills, flexibility and organizational talents. The survey revealed they are also more understanding and caring to the employee's needs.
The Globe and Mail revealed that the recent figures from Statistics Canada suggested that women earned lower than men in 2011. While both worked full-time, a woman earned 72 cents in comparison to a man who earned a dollar.
Other surveys showed that 90 percent of people believe that the progress of a woman's career is influenced by the way she looks.