Your Views in December 2020
The objectives of the December survey were to:
- understand the impact of COVID-19 on industry participants
- obtain an understanding of barriers to retention and advancement in current environment
- views on the industry action needed to support women in this industry
- understand if gender representation or gender equality had stalled in the industry due to COVID-19
COVID-19 impact has impacted respondents in multiple ways:
- 29% of respondents indicating they have looked to leave the industry due to industry uncertainty stemming from COVID-19
- Women and Men increasing unpaid caring hours per week. Women do more unpaid caring than men. Aligning with other industry research that women do a ‘second shift’ at home.
Career Advancement 54% (of all respondents indicate career advancement has not been in line with their efforts. This view is shared between all genders, with females slightly more likely at 56% to respond this way than males 45%. 32% of women thought there was likelihood of getting a promotion in the next 2 years.
Retention The number 1 reason for women looking to leave their role was “Lack of opportunities for promotion and/or no pathway to leadership”
Top 3 views on Industry action to support women to enter, stay or thrive :
- Normalise flexible work (66%)
- Merit based career progression and opportunities (57%)
- Career Development and Leadership Programs (50%)
Thank you to all those who did our survey.