Episode Episode 10
Season 4

Want to Improve Gender Equality At Work? Then Stop Asking The Worthless Salary History Question!

“So we really want employers to just stop asking these questions. It’s a simple change. It doesn’t take that much work on their side and the research proves they will enhance gender equality.”

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One of the key themes of Oven-Ready over the last couple of seasons has been to explore issues that affect women in the workplace. I’ve discussed gender equality with Romanie Thomas in Season 3 – https://ovenreadyhr.com/what-are-the-barriers-to-gender-equality-at-work/ and recently in this season I talked to the folks from Kooth the online wellbeing experts about how organisations can support women at work during the menopause – https://ovenreadyhr.com/menopause-in-the-workplace-why-employers-need-a-menopause-policy/

This week I’ve turned to the Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading gender equality charity campaigning for women’s rights at home, at work and in public life.

The origins of the Fawcett Society date back to 1866 when politician Dame Millicent Fawcett started her peaceful campaign for women’s suffrage. Today, the Fawcett Society is helping to shape and lead the debate on a number of key work place issues including:

Pay and the progression of women of colour in the workplace

Mitigating the impact of the menopause to enable women to remain in work and progress into senior leadership roles

Ensuring equal pay legislation is properly implemented and women’s pay matches their male colleagues

Encouraging employers to stop asking about past and future salary expectations during the recruitment process

In this episode you’ll discover:

Is UK legislation surrounding gender equality specific enough and are the existing laws actually enforced?

Why after 50 years or so are we still seeing numerous and high-profile equal pay claims?

Is a lack of transparency surrounding pay a factor in pay inequality?
Why sectors that contain a greater proportion of women than men often suffer from lower pay.

Why salary history questions should be banned at any stage in the recruitment process.

Why the lack of flexibility for women returning to work after maternity puts women at a huge disadvantage.
Resources:

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https://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk
https://www.linkedin.com/in/podcasthost/

What Are The Barriers to Gender Equality At Work?

Menopause In The Workplace – Why Employers Need a Menopause Policy


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