The Women in Recruitment Survey 2015: 5 interesting takeaways

Sep 11, 2015 4:35:47 PM

Yesterday, we were lucky enough to be able to attend the 2015 launch of the 'Women in Recruitment survey'.

It was a fascinating insight into the recruitment industry, and why women commonly leave before their full potential is realised. Here are our top five takeaways of the evening...

5 Insights from Women in Recruitment 2015

1) 66% of women feel that family/caring responsibilities negatively impact their career prospects, and by extension their chances for promotion. 

2) 26% of people surveyed work in companies that have more female staff than male.

3) 56% of women responded that they were more likely to stay within recruitment, if they received more recognition for their achievments and contributions. 

4) Lack of confidence seems to be a big obstacle to progression, with 41% of respondents highlighting this as negatively impacting their career.

5) Many of the respondents agreed that women need to be more proactive in asking employers what they need to do in order to be promoted. 

We hope you enjoyed our favourite insights of the evening. Stay tuned, as there will be an in depth look at the evening from one of the pandas! Find out more about Women in Recruitment right here

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