After the publication of the 2022 ranking of the best companies to work for, Great Place To Work Italia has collected the opinions of the female population.
The data shows that over 90% of the women employed in a Best Company believe they work in an “excellent workplace”.
A further demonstration that the change management culture generates engagement, goes hand in hand with gender equity and makes people happier and more satisfied.
The latest Great Insight by GPTW Italia reports the data from ISTAT on female employment, which rose to 50.5% in December 2021 (+ 4.1% compared to the previous year). A numerically positive signal even if the percentage is clearly lower than 67.6% of male employment.
The data on the presence of women at the top of the company are particularly disappointing: only 17% of female CEOs (down to 3% compared to 4% in 2020. (Source Gender Diversity Index 2021).
The scenario of women’s work in Italy changes completely among the Best Companies where there are 28% of female top managers and 13% of female CEOs.
Results that implicitly show that the possibility of a career for a woman is much more realistic among these excellent companies.
The Best Companies, even and especially during the pandemic, have never stopped investing in the issues to which the female population is traditionally more sensitive: above all smart working, work-life balance, inclusiveness and gender equity.
This not only made it easier to get back to the office, but it significantly reduced the Great Resignation phenomenon that many companies have had to face.
The survey conducted shows that 93% of Best Company employees believe that the company treats people impartially regardless of gender; 87% of women feel satisfied with the work environment and the corporate climate, a percentage that drops to 75% compared to the possibility of obtaining special awards and promotions (percentages, however, increased by 4% and 7% respectively compared to the previous year ).
The results of the surveys show a substantial difference on the subject of meritocracy between the “Best Companies” and the “normal companies” where only 49% of women express a positive opinion.
As Alessandro Zollo, CEO and Partner of Great Place to Work Italia says, “Everyone agrees that: happy employees make happy customers and therefore happy companies. In reality, up to a recent past this sentence did not have great empirical evidence because the methods to calculate happiness, trust, satisfaction were profoundly different “.
From this consideration arises the importance of evaluating the employee experience with company surveys and other tools that allow you to track employee engagement, satisfaction and happiness. Of any sex.
Thanks to Great Place To Work for their collaboration.