Workplace Statistics

 

  • 20% of women vs. 44% of men say they are completely satisfied with the amount they earn (Gallup)
  • 12% of women say they have been passed over for a promotion or other opportunity because of their gender (Gallup)
  • 5% of men say they have been passed over for a promotion or other opportunity because of their gender (Gallup)
  • 17% of working women say they have been denied a raise because of their gender (Gallup)
  • 4% of working men say they have been denied a raise because of their gender (Gallup)
  • 59% of men and 56% of women say advancing in their career is extremely or very important to them (Gallup)
  • 75% of women do not believe men and women are paid equally, compared to 50% of men (Glassdoor)
  • 54% of female employees say they are recognized when they do excellent work. For males, it is 61% (Modern Survey)
  • 39% of HR pros evaluate recognition programs with employee surveys; 35% do not measure their employee recognition programs (Michael C. Fina)
  • When asked to rank what signified a career advancement to them, women ranked “more money” and “a higher title” higher than men, who ranked “more direct reports,” “expanded responsibility” and “more face time with company executives” higher than women (BambooHR)
  • 52% of U.S. employees say they have confidence in senior leadership at their organization (up from 41% three years ago) (Modern Survey)
  • 65% of companies are experiencing problems attracting top performers (Towers Watson)
  • 46% of employees said their organization hires highly qualified employees (Towers Watson)
  • 90% of employees have left work, and 30% cut back by 6 or more hours per week due to family responsibilities (Care.com)
  • 89% of working fathers say they work more than 40 hours each week; 30% report spending more than 50 hours per week at the office ([email protected])
  • 32% of employees say they have a job, not a career (Mercer)
  • 44% of employees say that leadership at their companies is equipped to lead their organizations to success (Oxford Economics)
  • 18% of those currently in management roles demonstrate a high level of talent for managing others, while another two in 10 show a basic talent for it (Gallup)
  • Managers with high or basic talent levels account for 48% higher profit to their companies than average managers do (Gallup)
  • 60% of executives think Millennials are frustrated with manager quality, only 18% of Millennials say they are (Oxford Economics)
  • Only 26% of Baby Boomers follow their organization on social media. Among Gen Xers it is 40%. For Gen Y it is 49% (Modern Survey)
  • 32% of all employees want to see and understand the progress they’ve made toward goals set by their manager (Ultimate Software)
  • 42% of Millennials want feedback every week. This is over twice the percentage of every other generation (Ultimate Software)
  • 19% of Millennials say they receive routine feedback from managers (Gallup)
  • 17% of Millennials say the feedback they receive from manaers is meaningful (Gallup)
  • 28% millennials have texted a manager out of work hours for a non-work related issue, compared to only 10% of baby boomers (LinkedIn)
  • It now takes the average worker until age 30 to earn the national median salary; young workers in 1980 reached that point in their careers at age 26 (Georgetown University)
  • 88% of Millennials want their coworkers to be their friends (MTV)
  • 54% of Gen Z say the people they work with is the attribute that matters most in order to do their best work (Future Workplace)
  • 68% of millennials would sacrifice a friendship with a colleague if it meant getting a promotion; 62% of Baby Boomers wouldn’t even consider it (LinkedIn)
  • 79% of employees become annoyed when their co-workers are promoted faster than they are (BambooHR)
  • 89% of millennials regularly check work email after the work day has ended (Bentley University)
  • 60% of Millennials say their employers expect them to be accessible during off hours (RingCentral)
  • 70% of Millennials work up to 20 hours or more outside the office each week (RingCentral)
  • 34% of Millennials would quit a job on the spot if their employer asked them to delete their Facebook page (Ultimate Software)
  • 50% of millennials say their poor work ethic left them unprepared for their first job, followed closely by poor time management (47%) and organization (38%) skills (Bentley University)
  • 66% of millennials would like to start their own business and 37% would like to work on their own (Bentley University)
  • 63% of adults under 45 say that “owning their own business would be the best employment scenario” (Finn Futures)
  • 30% of executives give special attention to the particular wants and needs of millennials (Oxford Economics)
  • 28% of Millennials feel their current organization is making full use of their skills (Deloitte)
  • 72% of Millennials feel their schooling did not effectively prepare them for the workforce (EdAssist)
  • 6 in 10 Millennials cite a “sense of purpose,” as part of the reason they chose to work for their current employers (Deloitte)
  • 40% of Millennials who plan to remain in their jobs beyond 2020 say their employers have a strong sense of purpose beyond financial success (Deloitte)
  • 53% of millennials aspire to become the leader or most senior executive within their current organization (Deloitte)
  • 71% of Millennials expecting to leave their employer in the next two years are unhappy with how their leadership skills are being developed (Deloitte)
  • 70% of employees ranked being empowered to take action at work when a problem or opportunity arose as an important element of their engagement (SHRM)
  • One-third of millennials think socializing with coworkers will help them move up the ladder (compared to 5% of Baby Boomers) (LinkedIn)
  • 67% of millennials are likely to share personal details including salary, relationships and family issues with co-workers, compared to only about one-third of baby boomers (LinkedIn)
  • 41% of companies have made changes to adapt to younger workers (Duke/CFO)
  • 57% of small businesses offer different benefit packages or perks to attract young talent (Vistage)
  • 43% of employees say that impromptu visits by coworkers are the biggest productivity killer (Cornerstone)
  • 21% of employees steal from their offices (GetVoip)