SINGAPORE — Being a woman still limits one’s career opportunities, according to a survey that included 100 Human Resource (HR) managers in Singapore.
The findings were part of a global survey of 970 HR managers released by specialist recruitment company Robert Half today (Feb 12).
Slightly more than half of HR managers in Singapore believe women are not getting the same career opportunities as men, with the percentage rising to 59 per cent for managers in small firms with less than 50 employees, and dropping to 39 per cent for managers in larger firms with 500 or more employees.
“Women in larger firms seem to have greater opportunity to advance as there are more senior positions for them to aspire to,” said Ms Stella Tang, Director of Robert Half Singapore.
The survey also found that the most commonly cited reason for the lack of advancement for women was the lack of work-life balance arrangements to allow them to meet their parental duties, which still fell heavily upon women, the recruitment company added.