Work ex­pec­ta­tions of men and women found to dif­fer

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA - By HOU LIQIANG houliqiang@chi­

Chi­nese fe­male em­ploy­ees are more loyal to their em­ploy­ers and have higher brand sat­is­fac­tion than males, a sur­vey has found.

Jointly pub­lished on Fri­day by Pek­ing Univer­sity’s In­sti­tute of So­cial Sci­ence Sur­vey and, a Chi­nese hu­man re­sources web­site, the China Best Em­ploy­ers 2016 sur­vey is based on feed­back from more than 4 mil­lion re­spon­dents, about 53 per­cent of whom were women.

The re­port said 38 per­cent of the fe­male re­spon­dents have never changed their jobs, 11 per­cent higher than male re­spon­dents. Mean­while, 20 per­cent of the fe­males have been in their


cur­rent job for more than five years. For males, it was half that, at just 10 per­cent.

The sur­vey found that fe­male em­ploy­ees care more about soft as­pects of the work­place, in­clud­ing a pos­i­tive and com­fort­able work en­vi­ron­ment, while at the same time, they desire equal pay for equal work.

Lin Fenqi, 31, who works at a trade com­pany, said what she cares most about is hap­pi­ness.

“I don’t want my work to take up the time I want to be spend­ing with my child and fam­ily. I don’t ask for a high salary,” she said.

While fe­male em­ploy­ees at­tach great im­por­tance to learn­ing vo­ca­tional skills as their ca­reer de­vel­ops, the sur­vey found that male em­ploy­ees care more about pro­mo­tions. Women with work ex­pe­ri­ence of less than one year are the most ea­ger to im­prove their skills. The sur­vey found that 56 per­cent of such women think im­prov­ing their skills is the most im­por­tant as­pect of their ca­reer over the next three years.

Recog­ni­tion of per­sonal ca­pa­bil­i­ties and self-ful­fill­ment are also top con­cerns for women, which “shows fe­males are more wor­ried about be­ing re­placed and more ea­ger to win recog­ni­tion,” the re­port said. calls on em­ploy­ers to pay more at­ten­tion to their fe­male em­ploy­ees’ need for recog­ni­tion and build up an in­ter­nal com­mu­nity in their en­ter­prises that is more suit­able for women’s de­vel­op­ment.

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