Nine out of 10 male accountants believe they have been adversely affected by attempts to create a more favourable working environment for women, new research reveals.
Recruitment specialists Careers in Audit found that many men working in the profession claimed that women were being promoted even if they do not deserve it. The resentment ran high despite 76% of male accountants backing the view that a 'glass ceiling' still exists which prevents women from progressing.
The reason for the glass ceiling, the study said, is more to do with the need for women to achieve a work-life balance than discrimination in the workplace. Two-thirds of all those surveyed gave the impossibility of raising a family as the main reason so few women make it to a partner in accounting firms.
Max Williamson, Careers...