New global research highlights the top three benefits women in tech want
NEW DATA from a global survey of women working in the technology sector has clearly revealed the top benefits ‘women in tech’ want from their employers.
Technology companies are often at the forefront of progressive policies when it comes to employee benefits. In addition to competitive salaries, the high-intensity environment of tech work, regardless of industry, necessitates a more expansive approach to employee benefits.
With recent research highlighting the experience of burnout amongst women in tech – amounting to a percent, Tenth Revolution Group company Revolent undertook new research to gain greater insight into the policies and practices that women in tech most want to see from their employers.
In a survey of more than 800 tech professionals across multiple different cloud ecosystems, the most-desired employee benefits were: 1. Four or more weeks paid time off; 2. Working from home; 3. A financial bonus.
Responding to this new research, Revolent’s global EDI strategy lead Caroline Fox said, “In light of the recent information on burnout amongst women tech professionals, the rankings for the most sought-after benefits here absolutely make sense.
“Time away from work is often critical when dealing with the impact of workplace stress. Likewise, the flexibility that remote or hybrid working offers can be a vital component in strategies to prevent burnout.
“Seeing financial bonuses make the top three is also consistent with our understanding of the landscape,” Ms Fox said.
“Tech work can be lucrative, but it’s also intensive, difficult work. Bonuses ranking third suggests women in tech ultimately want to be better compensated for their work, their time, and their energy.”
Statistics for the report were derived from the latest (2022-2023) careers and hiring guides offered by Tenth Revolution Group and its recruitment brands. The total sample size for this study was 866 and included women tech professionals working across Amazon Web Services, Microsoft 365 and business applications, NetSuite, and Salesforce.