Government and corporate leaders need to re
move barriers facing women in the workplace,
particularly those that make it difficult for
women to balance the demands of work and
family, in order to meet long-term workforce
needs, according to a recent Manpower
whitepaper, The Underworked Solution:
Women and the Talent Crunch.
The paper said that workplace policies
should not reinforce an obsolete work structure
and that pay, benefits, security and retirement
rules must move away from the 40-hour work
ing week towards true flexibility.
It also noted that women can help them
selves to progress in the changing world of
work through training and further education.