We surveyed over 11,500 global working professionals, including 350 males and females from the UAE, to ask their opinion on five areas that impact gender diversity in the world of work: ambition, self-promotion, equal pay, career opportunities and gender diversity policies.
- 79% of respondents stated that the most senior person within their organisation was male
- 12% of women aspire to reach an MD/CEO position compared to 18% of men
- 44% of women and 22% of men surveyed believe that career opportunities are different according to gender
- 72% of working professionals globally have either no formal gender diversity policies or are unaware of any in their organisation
Local UAE findings:
- UAE-based women have more career ambition than females in many European countries
- 18% of UAE female survey respondents believe they would need to reach MD / CEO level in order to feel successful in their careers. This is compared to 11% in the UK , 8% in France, 7% in Germany, and 4% in the Netherlands
- More men (89%) than women (80%) in the UAE aspire to reach a top leadership position in their career
- 54% of women and 32% of men surveyed believe that career opportunities are different according to gender
- Over two-thirds (69%) of working professionals in the UAE have either no formal gender diversity policies or are unaware of any in their organisation
Hays would like to express our gratitude to all participants who provided such invaluable feedback. We hope you find the report both useful and informative.
We welcome any feedback or comments regarding this survey whether positive or negative to ensure that it continues to be relevant to the UAE employment market. Please address any suggestions to your local Hays office or to: GenderDiversity2016@hays.com
The Hays Global Gender Diversity Report 2016 is representative of a value added service to our clients, prospective clients and candidates. Whilst every care is taken in the collection and compilation of data, the survey is interpretive and indicative, not conclusive. Therefore information should be used as a guideline only and should not be reproduced in total or by section without written prior permission from Hays.