Career objectives or priorities for 2011, by gender

This statistic shows the results of a global survey among men and women in 2010 on their career objectives and priorities for 2011. 11 percent of women and 9 percent of men stated they intended to take a sabbatical or a leave of absence.

Which of the following would you consider career objectives or priorities for 2011?

MenWomen
Develop knowledge, skill set57%59%
Career planning45%44%
Flexible work arrangement38%41%
Involvement in networks22%19%
Involvement in mentoring program18%15%
Involvement in volunteering14%16%
Go back to school to further my education11%18%
Seek career guidance from professional outside of my company13%14%
Take a sabbatical / leave of absence9%11%
Other1%1%
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Source

Release date

March 2011

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

November 2010

Number of respondents

3,400*

Age group

16 years and older

Supplementary notes

*For this survey, 3,400 employed people in 29 countries were interviewed: 100 each in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The other countries surveyed are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, England and the United States.

The source does not provide details on the type of survey.

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