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Organisations struggling to engage female talent

Organisations are failing to engage women, according to analysis by Culture Amp. It found that this is despite women being more aware of career opportunities in their company than men (61% versus 57%).

Women showed lower levels of engagement with organisations than men (71% vs 73%). This level drops to 68% of working women in Europe. The figures were 69% in Asia and 72% in North America. Part of this may be linked to communication – only 57% of women believe communication is open and honest at their company, compared with 68% of men.

Women also don’t feel so included in decisions surrounding their work as men (59% vs 72%) which has a direct correlation on the percentage of women that are happy with how decisions are made in their place of work (46% vs 58% of men).

“Despite spending billions on D&I training to try and shatter the glass ceiling, organisations are putting up glass partitions that hold women back,” warns Aubrey Blanche, global head of equitable design & impact, Culture Amp. “If companies are spending money on women’s programs but aren’t giving them true power in the way that their careers progress and the business is run, that’s not real change and businesses will suffer. 

“Give women the power to control their own destinies, the data shows us that you’ll see greater transparency and communication, higher employee engagement, and increased business performance. 2020 is the year that the most successful leaders will stop talking about how much they care about D&I and actually put power in women and non-binary people’s hands.” 

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