by Matt Scott
Originally published: March 24, 2017
A new survey from job site Glassdoor shows that companies that fail to pay men and women the same will struggle to recruit female talent in the UK, but that a focus on diversity, gender balance in senior leadership and women’s networks could attract both female and male job candidates.
Glassdoor chief economist Dr Andrew Chamberlain said this will cause recruitment problems for companies still operating with a gender pay gap, especially in light of the new gender pay reporting regulations.
“The gender pay gap is set to be a major issue in the UK this year, not least because employers are grappling with the challenge of how to analyse their own data and there is a relatively low level of understanding amongst the workforce about what causes the gap,” he said. “Both male and female employees want more transparency around pay, and companies that offer this will have the advantage when it comes to recruiting.