Workforce gender differences have always been a hot conversation topic: speculation over why women still earn less than men, the debate over which gender makes better leaders, inherent differences over workplace personas and even how their networking habits differ.
When it comes to what they're looking for in a potential employer, are men and women really all that different?
Not really, according to a recent CareerBuilder study on what job seekers value most about their current and potential employers. According to the survey, men and women showed little variation in what they prioritize for factors like compensation, benefits, training and development and culture.
The only areas that showed any difference were advancement opportunities, work/life balance and appreciation by management:
- Men are 25 percent more likely than women to value advancement in potential employers.
- Women are 20 percent