43% don’t monitor gender pay gaps in their organisations, does this statistic surprise you?
I feel the bigger question is what is making employers pay women less in the first place? As a competent manager, you should be fully aware of any disparity in pay between male and female staff. The question is why, in 2018, are managers deliberately paying women less? What possible, acceptable reason is there for this? The accountability needs to fall into the hands of line managers and those in leadership roles.
On average 1 in every 5 board members is a woman - what could increased equality bring to the industry?
Women bring a different skill set - not better, different. In many ways construction is still very much stuck in the last century with regards to its efficiency in planning, managing and organising. It is my opinion after 28 years working in the construction industry, that until we bring in more women who, we won't improve the industry in these areas. Too many areas of construction are still too much of an ‘old boys network'.
More than ¾ women (76%) believe they have been passed over for promotion and ⅕ (20%) of clients have never promoted a woman to a senior position. Why?
Some women are being passed over for promotion due to discrimination - clear and simple. Trying to uncover the truth about why these women are being overlooked by hiring managers isn’t so clear cut. We need to address the issues and the fears surrounding promoting women into senior positions. I can only assume it is fear that stops them from allowing female progression, Although I would love to see some research that drills down in to the why.