Men remain more beneficiaries of promotions during their careers than women (33% against 21%), according to a study by Randstad Research on Wednesday. They benefit from the start of their career; among those under 25, 25% have already been able to climb at least one level, against barely 14% of young women, even if they are on average more qualified.
“This gap at a very young age is all the more striking given that the average age at which women leave the parental home is 24 and the average age at which they have their first child is 29.”, points out Randstad. This gap is therefore not explained by the supposedly more feminine responsibility for household and family tasks, but is already anchored at the start of the career.
For Sébastien Cosentino from Randstad, “It cannot be ruled out that some women anticipate from the start of their career a future role combining home and paid work”, more “management behavior can also play a role”.
Finally, the cause could also be sought in (…) negotiation skills. All genres combined, it is in the 25-34 age group that most promotions take place (38%), then drop to 29%.
Managers are most likely to get a promotion: 60% against barely 17% among elementary professions.
Higher education graduates are also more likely to obtain one than primary or secondary graduates (34 versus 22%). The study was carried out on 12,700 workers.