It’s been decades since the workplace was a man’s world, but we know there are still gender differences at work.
A story on msnbc.com today explores whether women are at risk of falling behind in the tepid economic recovery because, so far, they are gaining back a far lower percentage of jobs than they lost.
Separately, a new survey raises the question of whether men also will be more likely to receive perks such as a bonus in the coming year.
The Adecco 2011 Workplace Outlook Study found that 41 percent of men think they will receive a raise, bonus or promotion this year, compared with 29 percent of women.
That could partly be because men are more likely to ask for what they want. The same survey found that 25 percent of men plan to ask for a raise, bonus or promotion this year, compared with 15 percent of women.
Of course, history also could be on their side. The survey reported that 24 percent of men received one of those perks in 2010, compared with 18 percent of women.
The telephone survey of 1,000 U.S. adults was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for staffing firm Adecco.
The Adecco survey also found that a higher percentage of men than women plan to look for and start new jobs in the coming year.
When it comes to what people want in a job, there are also gender differences. A quarter of men value job security most, compared to just 18 percent of women. But nearly one quarter of women say health benefits are most important, compared to just 15 percent of men.