Research from the Center for Work-Life Policy shows mid-level, professional women need powerful, senior executives to help promote them to the next level of management.
The problem is this: More often than not, superiors are males who are married. In that same CWLP study, 34% of executive women claim they know a female colleague who has had an affair with a boss.
Of course, an employee who is the victim of harassment at work may be able to sue her employer for breach of contract or constructive dismissal, especially if the employer was aware of the harassment and failed to stop it.
The new requirement to post a harassment policy must include a method for employees to report harassment.
In rough numbers, this translates into 900 million not engaged and 340 million actively disengaged workers around the globe.
In other words, about one in eight workers -- roughly 180 million employees in the countries studied -- are psychologically committed to their jobs and likely to be making positive contributions to their organizations.
The bulk of employees worldwide -- 63% -- are "not engaged," meaning they lack motivation and are less likely to invest discretionary effort in organizational goals or outcomes.
However, low levels of engagement among global workers continue to hinder gains in economic productivity and life quality in much of the world. At the regional level, Northern America (that is, the U. and Canada) have the highest proportion of engaged workers, at 29%, followed by Australia and New Zealand, at 24%.
Not all economically developed regions fare as favorably; across 19 Western European countries, 14% of employees are engaged, while a significantly higher 20% are actively disengaged.