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KPMG first of Big Four to publish pay gap details

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HC Online | 10 Sep 2015, 08:33 AM Agree 0
KPMG is set to be the first of the Big Four’s Australian branches to publicise how successfully it has narrowed its own gender pay gap.
  • Can we get over gender politics please? | 10 Sep 2015, 11:09 AM Agree 0
    So... is KPMG admitting to breaking the law here? They pay the women less BECAUSE they're women? Or is the "scourge of the 21st century" simply because women don't WORK as much as men and CHOOSE lower paid professions? Are they going to go the ANZ route and simply pay women more for doing the same work as men? Is that the type of "equality" in play here?
  • Male Matters | 10 Sep 2015, 10:51 PM Agree 0
    No doubt most pay-equity advocates think employers are greedy profiteers who'd hire only illegal immigrants for their lower labor cost if they could get away with it. Or who'd move their business to a cheap-labor country to save money. Or replace old workers with young ones for the same reason. So why do these same advocates think employers would NOT hire only women if, as they say, employers DO get away with paying females at a lower rate than males for the same work?

    Even some of America's most sophisticated women choose to earn less than their male counterparts:

    “In 2011, 22% of male physicians and 44% of female physicians worked less than full time, up from 7% of men and 29% of women from Cejka’s 2005 survey.” (See also "Female Docs See Fewer Patients, Earn $55,000 Less Than Men"

    "...[O]nly 35 percent of women who have earned MBAs after getting a bachelor’s degree from a top school are working full time." It "is not surprising that women are not showing up more often in corporations’ top ranks."

    "A study of students graduating from Carnegie Mellon found that 57% of males negotiated for a higher starting salary than had been offered, compared to just 7% of females. As a result, starting salaries of men were 7.6% (almost $4,000) higher than those of women."

    A thousand laws won't close such gaps.

    Much more in:

    "Salary Secrecy — Discrimination Against Women?"
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