Recently, the Japanese multinational Fujitsu was commended by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry for its efforts to encourage the success of women across its 100,000-plus workforce over the last year. This story is like many others, and employers around the globe are working to advance the number of opportunities for women in leadership roles. But it’s time to look at some actual, factual data on how this is playing out. Spoiler alert: as the headline above suggests, there’s a lot of opportunity for improvement.
A few months back our team surveyed more than 1,000 global employers and 1,000 workers about their perceptions of career growth, mobility practices, and more. The results were extensive, and our team published a report with the team at Cornerstone that looks at some key highlights around employee mobility, talent marketplaces, and how we grow our best people through intentional talent strategies.
Below is an infographic that highlights some of those key insights, including:
- Employees who have visibility into internal opportunities are 2x more likely to be interested in pursuing them
- Women are 50% more likely than men to say they don’t have visibility into internal career opportunities
- Companies with better revenue and employee retention metrics are more likely to be using technology to support employee mobility
If your organization is trying to decide how to solve for this sticky issue, the data show some clear opportunities for making it work.
Interested in seeing more of the data from this study? Just reach out.
Ben Eubanks is the Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory. He is an author, speaker, and researcher with a passion for telling stories and making complex topics easy to understand.
His latest book Talent Scarcity answers the question every business leader has asked in recent years: “Where are all the people, and how do we get them back to work?” It shares practical and strategic recruiting and retention ideas and case studies for every employer.
His first book, Artificial Intelligence for HR, is the world’s most-cited resource on AI applications for hiring, development, and employee experience.
Ben has more than 10 years of experience both as an HR/recruiting executive as well as a researcher on workplace topics. His work is practical, relevant, and valued by practitioners from F100 firms to SMB organizations across the globe.
He has spoken to tens of thousands of HR professionals across the globe and enjoys sharing about technology, talent practices, and more. His speaking credits include the SHRM Annual Conference, Seminarium International, PeopleMatters Dubai and India, and over 100 other notable events.