When asked who are better tippers, men or women, 75% of men and 55% of women in the US agreed that, when it comes to gratuities, there is a definite male dominance. Findings are consistent globally, with 69% of British men and 78% of Canadian men stating that the male gender is more generous with tips. Almost two-thirds of women in the UK and in Canada agree with their male counterparts.
Feedback suggests that women expect higher levels of service before tipping. While most men feel a standard gratuity should be given regardless of service, women are more discerning. A hospitality employee relying on tips should be aware that women expect better service, but are willing to reward those who go the extra mile. Men require less effort, but may not increase the tip for exceptional service.
"Hcareers.com has the most restaurant jobs seekers anywhere, so we can find out the hot issues affecting restaurant employees directly," said David Curry, president and CEO of Hcareers. "These findings provide some light-hearted interest, but on a more serious note they also reaffirm the importance of high-quality service at all times."
About Hcareers Launched in 1998, Hcareers is the leading job board for the hospitality, restaurant, and retail industries in terms of revenues, staff, and traffic. Hcareers has the most jobs and job seekers in all three industries with over 75,000 current job postings and over 900,000 unique visitors each month. Hcareers operates three websites, Hcareers.com (US), Hcareers.ca (Canada), and Hcareers.co.uk (United Kingdom & Ireland). The company employs over 100 full-time staff and has over 16,000 active clients. For more information on Hcareers visit their web site at www.hcareers.com.
1 Hcareers.com research based on 6,663 responses, October, 2002