Still no equality in pay packets

ONLY 35 per cent of Australians believe that men and women are paid the same amount for doing the same job. A survey of 741 people found that while 43 per cent of men say that women are paid equally, just 6 per cent of women believe the same

ONLY 35 per cent of Australians believe that men and women are paid the same amount for doing the same job. A survey of 741 people found that while 43 per cent of men say that women are paid equally, just 6 per cent of women believe the same. On a state-by-state basis, Australians believe there is pay equality in:

Tasmania 75%

New South Wales 36%

Queensland and Victoria 34%

Furthermore, baby boomers are the most likely to believe that level of pay is based upon an employee’s sex, with 55 per cent of those aged 55 or over believing there is still pay inequality, compared to 29 per cent of those aged 45-54 years old.

Source: Talent2

Financial literacy impacts retirement readiness

HALF of Australia’s working population have given some thought to retirement at best, but made very little (if any) preparation, according to a survey of 802 working Australians. It also found that 49 per cent expect to be less comfortable in retirement than they are now, while most workers expect retirement funding to come from superannuation (43 per cent) and government assistance (13 per cent).

Source: Mercer Wealth Solutions

Passively seeking jobs in FMCG sales and marketing

NINETY-TWO per cent of sales and marketing professionals in their 30s and 40s in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry would meet a potential employer even though they are happy in their current jobs. A survey of 1,500 such professionals also found that, over the past five years, around 42 per cent have applied for a new job, with the majority of FMCG sales and marketing professionals finding jobs through direct recommendations (32 per cent), recruitment agencies (31 per cent) and word of mouth (12 per cent).

Source: Three Points Search Solutions

Workers short-changed on company expenses

ONE in five workers has been charged personal credit card interest fees because their employers fail to repay their work expenses on time. A survey of 1,294 Australians has found that one third of workers have not been reimbursed by their employer, while the most common methods of paying for work related expenses include:

Their own cash 47%

Personal credit card 41%

Company credit card 12%

Of those that use their own credit card, 42 per cent complain of slow reimbursement, while 86 per cent of such workers do not have the interest repaid by their employer at all.

Source: Linkme.com.au

A break kick-starts career

FIFTY-SEVEN per cent of Australians believe that taking an extended break from work gives their career a much needed kick-start. A survey of 741 people found that 68 per cent of women and 50 per cent of men believe taking time out from the workforce to raise a family or to take maternity leave makes them more productive when they return to work. Furthermore, 65 per cent of Generation X and 63 per cent of Generation Y believe that an extended break will provide a shot-in-the arm to their careers.

Source: Talent2

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