Ambition UK's research discovers why women leave employers

Ambition UK's research discovers why women leave employers

It is commonly assumed that one of the main reasons for women exiting the workplace is family reasons. However, research by recruitment firm Ambition UK has revealed that this is not the case.

The findings were announced at Ambition UK’s ‘Why do women in business leave?’ event in London last night. 486 women working in either professional services or financial services were surveyed. The professional service group included women working in accountancy, property, law and management consultancy sectors. They corresponded to 60% of the people polled. 40% of the women surveyed worked in financial services.

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Comments (2)

  • Abbie Coleman
    Abbie Coleman
    Mon, 15 Feb 2016 8:32am GMT
    Completely agree Mike – we recently carried out some research regarding the career struggles facing part-time working mothers, for example. It revealed, for instance, that 71% of respondents haven’t received a promotion since working part-time and 51% said felt they’d taken a step back in their careers because of their working hours. Workplace flexibility is becoming increasingly crucial, not least because of the reasons you’ve identified. Employers must do more to prevent valuable talent from being mothballed.
  • Mike
    Thu, 4 Feb 2016 2:18pm GMT
    I'd be interested in the next layer of detail behind some of these findings especially around the desire for 'flexible working'? I believe that providing care child/family/partner/elder may well be behind this growing and important need. Even more so going forward as our population ages.