A YouGov survey of 800 HR decision-makers commissioned by the Young Women's Trust on women's experiences at work, has found that nearly half of female HR directors think their workplace is sexist compared to only a quarter of men.
Responding to the report, Chloe Chambraud, Business in the Community's interim gender equality director, said.
"The perceptions gap between men and women, highlighted in the Young Women’s Trust survey, is a real obstacle to solving gender inequality. Many men are oblivious to the barriers encountered by women such as unfairness in pay, access to career progression or work-life balance issues and this is supported by our research, which shows that three-quarters of men think that there is equal pay in their organisation compared to less than half of women (45%).
Next year’s gender pay gap legislation, which will require large employers to publish their gender pay gap, will reveal the true extent of gender inequality, driving HR directors and decision-makers to face up to the reality in their own organisation.”