WORKOUT Ability, not gender, rates a boss
TWO-thirds of workers are indifferent to whether their boss is a man or a woman, according to a survey conducted by HR solutions group Onetest. But when people do care, most would prefer to work for a man rather than a woman.
About 4300 people took part in the survey.
‘‘ It is really pleasing that so many people are comfortable with working for either gender,’’ says Onetest managing director Steven Dahl. ‘‘ But we were quite surprised to see that in this day and age a significant number of people still prefer a male boss.’’
The survey also shows more than 90 per cent of workers respect their current boss. ‘‘ This is a key factor they nominated in job satisfaction for Australian workers,’’ Dahl says. Other findings were: More than half of those with university degrees don’t work in their area of study.
About two-thirds want maternity or paternity benefits. This has the potential to affect their choice of employer.
Most employees are willing to take a better offer from a rival employer, even if it means breaking a job contract.
Most employees— up to 90 per cent — want a cash bonus of between $100 and $1000 for referring a new employee to the company.
Workers attach a high degree of importance to an environmentally friendly workplace.
The majority of employees want employers to embrace healthy living and encourage healthy work practices.