Nearly 1 in 5 have a woman at the head
These women are working it.
On Thursday, job site Indeed released its list of the 25 hottest companies of 2017 — which measures the businesses that saw the highest interest from job seekers, divided into different sectors. Sony leads the way in tech and media/entertainment; ALDI in retail, Volvo in consumer brands and World Bank in finance/banking; the full list is included below.
“There are a small number of companies that see extraordinary interest from job seekers. These ‘hot’ companies could be seeing above-average traffic due to a number of factors like expansion, new products or increased marketing activity,” said Indeed SVP Paul D’Arcy.
Interestingly, nearly 1 in 5 companies on this list has a woman as CEO, chairman of the board or president. Cyma Zarghami is president of Nickelodeon and Viacom; Carol Meyrowitz is Executive Chairman of the Board and the Chairman of the Executive Committee at TJ Maxx; Margo Georgiadis is CEO of Mattel; and Kristalina Georgieva is CEO of the World Bank.
For companies, there are sometimes big advantages to having a woman at the helm. A study of nearly 11,000 publicly traded companies by Scandinavian bank Nordea released this year found that firms with women at the helm — either as the CEO of head of the board of directors — perform better than the market. Indeed, in all but one year from 2009 – 2016, those companies performed better than a sample of more than 1500 companies.
And when women manage things, a Gallup study shows, workers are more engaged. “Though there are many highly successful female and male managers, female managers do have a slight advantage when it comes to engagement. And it’s an advantage leaders should consider when deciding whom to name manager,” Gallup wrote in its research.
What’s more, Gallup finds that 41% of female managers are engaged at work, compared with 35% of male managers.”Female managers of every working-age generation are more engaged than their male counterparts, regardless of whether they have children in their household,” the study concluded.
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