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Gender pay gap still alive and well

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HC Online | 23 May 2011, 12:00 AM Agree 0
The average woman is still not being paid the same as the average man, according to a recent report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
  • Denise Hanlon | 24 May 2011, 01:49 PM Agree 0
    Many companies use market data to 'match' themselves against the market. When the whole market treats specialisations differentially, then the pay rates will reflect this. For example, the market currently suggest that an Executive in the HR field is paid less than an Executive in the Finance or IT fields. Why? The role of an Executive is the same regardless of the specialisation.
  • Nick | 24 May 2011, 02:13 PM Agree 0
    The inequity is minimal. Using averages is not an accurate assesment as you are not comparing apples with apples. The test must be done on a job by job basis. Are both genders paid the same for the same job eg male clerk vs female clerk, a general comparison of the workplace in various occupations is not an accurate analysis. In my experience and current work place all staff male or female are paid as per their role and exerience, not based on their gender. Pay must be based ability, not gender
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