The latest study by Apec, which comes out Wednesday, May 11, highlights an unexpected phenomenon. While executives, in general, were increased significantly less than usual in 2020 – the share of executives who benefited from an increase is down ten points – women are still lagging behind than usual. Over the past year, women managers are significantly less likely than men to have been increased. They are 47%, while 55% of men who stayed in the same company experienced a salary increase.
Companies have put the brakes on their policy of reducing inequalities. “In this context of less room for maneuver, obviously, companies did not wish to continue this movement to reduce inequalities between men and women, which is obviously a problem, analysis Gilles Gateau, Managing Director of Apec. We drew attention to this risk last year, that reducing wage margins would come at the expense of reducing inequalities between men and women. “
Female managers have been teleworking more than their male counterparts. Apec believes that this has had an impact on remuneration. The Association for the Employment of Executives has also looked into the working conditions of women at home. And they were less comfortable than the men’s. Apec, which surveyed nearly 14,000 executives, notes that women are more often installed in a living room, in a kitchen or in a place where they have been often disturbed. They were less often than men able to have an isolated office to work.
Suddenly, female executives have less confidence in their professional future. There is a ten point gap between women and men on this point. The health crisis has had a lasting impact on women, who are demanding a change in mentality on the part of their managers and salary increases.