Women over 40 with one or more adult children were found to be the most effective employees. This was reported on Thursday, April 15, by RIA Novosti with reference to a poll by the Zarplata.ru service.
The study was conducted in March among 2,000 entrepreneurs.
“According to the survey results, the most effective employees were women over 40, divorced or married, with one or more adult children – they work 14% more efficiently than all age groups,” the document says.
It is noted that the highest results were demonstrated in stress resistance, as well as in the ability to work in a team. This age group of women is also stable: they do not change their place of work for 2 to 5 years and ask for a promotion and a raise in salary half as often as their younger colleagues.
According to the results of the study, women over 40 years old occupy 16% of the total number of employees in Russian companies, where 58% of representatives of this age category have been working at the place of work for three years or more. Moreover, their income is 19% lower than the wages of men and younger female colleagues.
“In Russia, most women over 40 are employed in trade (21%), education (15%), healthcare (13%), hospitality and catering (7%). Most of the female employees in this age category work in the Moscow region (18%), while the least in the Republic of Chechnya and Dagestan (1% each), ”the results of the survey indicate.
In addition, the study showed that in general, only 21% of Russian companies are interested in finding employees over 40 years old. They give preference to job seekers from 25 to 40 years old (88%), while 49% of respondents do not believe that the age of an employee can affect his performance and interest in training.
Earlier in April, it became known that the most promising for building a career, Russian citizens consider the high-tech industry. It was noted that they see great opportunities in IT (49%). While the most interesting profession was named the work of a designer (26%).