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Solutions for tackling workplace gender inequality: Exploring the impact of women’s self-efficacy levels, career aspirations and work engagement

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 8 June 2020

Issue publication date: 25 June 2020

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

This research paper concentrates on identifying variations in the self-efficacy, career aspirations, and engagement of men and women inside workplaces, with particular focus on the impact of women’s self-efficacy levels. The results demonstrate that women tend to act less on any self-belief in their ability to progress in their career, and are more conservative than men in their self-assessment of their competencies before applying for more senior roles. Overall, women’s lower self-efficacy has the knock-on effect of dampening their career aspirations. Structural disadvantages for women can be addressed by HR teams actively involving them in networking and mentoring.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2020), "Solutions for tackling workplace gender inequality: Exploring the impact of women’s self-efficacy levels, career aspirations and work engagement", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 28 No. 5, pp. 49-51. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-04-2020-0080

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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