Unfair gender pay gaps in companies may prompt staff to look for another job

03 December 2019

Automatic Data processing (ADP) published its 2019 Workforce View report and the findings revealed that 68% of workers would consider leaving their job if there was a gender pay gap within their company.

HR Review has reported that over two-thirds of staff hold this viewpoint, which increased to 79% of women if they discovered that their gender had been unfairly paid. The report surveyed 10,585 employees in eight European territories, inclusive of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) did demonstrate that the gender pay gap is closing but that it is doing so at a very slow pace, with an improvement of only 0.6% when compared to 2002. At present, women earn 8.9% less than their male colleagues.

The managing director at ADP, Jeff Phipps, commented:

“Disappointingly, it seems that progress towards closing the gender pay gap has begun to stagnate, regardless of the introduction of pay gap reporting. Despite widespread calls for change, the gender pay gap appears deeply ingrained in workplaces in the UK, but employers cannot afford to be complacent. They need to recognise what’s at stake in failing to address gender inequality within their companies.”


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