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Women better prepared for first jobs than men

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Here’s another reason why women are doing well in the workforce – career preparedness.

According to the Bentley Preparedness Survey, 59% of respondents consider women to be better prepared than men for success in their first jobs.

The survey, which polled more than 3,000 respondents on the Millennial generation’s challenges in the 21st Century workforce, highlighted women’s effective communication and organisational skills as contributing to the statistic.

More than eight in 10 respondents (82%) – including 76% of men – stated women are better suited for business success in terms of their communication and interpersonal skills.

In addition, 86% of respondents rated women higher in terms of their organisational skills.

“There’s no question that millennial women have what it takes to make it to the top of their organizations,” Betsy Myers, founding director, Center for Women and Business, Bentley, said.

However, male workers still took the lead when it came to being prepared for their entire careers (53%).

Close to six out of 10 (64%) of respondents, including a majority of women, said men are better suited to business success in terms of their leadership abilities.

The one area where respondents were split along gender lines was decision-making skills.

According to the survey, 62% of women believe members of the fairer sex are better suited for success in terms of their decision-making skills, while 63% of men believed the same to be true of their own gender.

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