Updated Oct 7: Slides from Mercer’s 2011 employee survey (see Slide 12 and 14 for discussion on engagement of women in the workplace)
I attended a Mercer presentation today on their latest findings on APAC (Asia Pacific) health and benefits survey update. I was thinking to myself prior to the meeting if there was anything new to be shared…
In a typical presentation, the consultants showed a lot of data and charts. And the survey findings weren’t too surprising.
Cost Factors and Engagement
Companies are looking to reduce over benefits costs as a percentage of payroll expenditures . Yet, employers know that health and welfare are critical elements to talent attraction & retention and employee productivity. While survey results show 42% of respondents would consider leaving their current employer yet, 60% are satisfied with their jobs and the same rate felt a sense of accomplishment. Although 56% of Gen Y would consider leaving for another company.
The Women Factor
In one category that was startling, the women population was the least satisfied about their job. And yet, they showed a higher rate to staying with the current employer. They didn’t discuss too much of the underlying factors though.
What do you think?
- Is gender equity an issue? Glass ceiling?
- Could the situation be bad, but not “bad” enough to warrant leaving?
- Might there be greener pastures? Or are other workplaces not better off?
- The job search and interview process is not worth the trouble…
- What can companies do to change the status quo?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below.