Women have more issues around trust in the workplace than men, and they also feel less empowered and have greater concerns over pay, according to Aon's report, "The Gender: Gap Why Men and Women Experience Work Differently." 

The professional services firm reviewed a subset of Aon's global employee engagement and culture data collected in 2016, representing nearly 400,000 employee responses to 60 items commonly asked on employee engagement surveys. 

The review found that overall, 63 percent of men and 62 percent of women are engaged. But digging deeper into the drivers of engagement — such as career opportunities, perceptions of pay and perceptions of leadership — as well as additional demographics such as tenure, age, and organization level, Aon found "significant and critical differences in how men and women experience their work." 

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.