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Women Professionals are More Likely to Feel Undervalued at Work

Women Professionals are More Likely to Feel Undervalued at Work

by Joseph ShaheenSeptember 21, 2013

In a new survey by Ipsos Public Affairs sponsored by Randstad US 57% of women stated that they feel their salary is adequate fr their level of responsibility and and job duties compared to 65% of men surveyed.

The study was conducted in Q2 of 2013 and it intended to to clarify workplace opinions on a range of issues including compensation and workplace engagement. The study also found that more women value corporate social responsibility, and flexibility than men and 74% of women polled said that they placed high importance on their companies investing in CSR efforts.

Finally, the survey also found that women cared more about company reputation than men (5% difference).

For a summary of the report see the Randstad press release here.

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  • December 5, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    More women than men no doubt do feel less valued. Perhaps it’s because feminists and the media have told women for years that female workers are paid less than men in the same jobs because they are “worth less.”

    Yet consider:

    “In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejka’s 2005 survey.”

    This is an example of some of the most sophisticated women in the country choosing to earn less while getting paid at the same rate as their male counterparts.

    If women want to earn more, here’s how:

    “Will the Ledbetter Act Help Women?” at

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