As workplaces continue to center diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging many are following the lead of various state and local governments by ending the long-standing practices of requesting salary history during the recruitment process.
Though women have made strides, they still make 82 cents to every dollar white men make. And when specifically considering the experience of Black, Native and Latin women that number decreases to 63, 60 and 55 cents respectively.
To end pay discrimination, progressive employers are adopting transparency in their pay practices and policies. In addition to banning pay history, some specifically prohibit reliance on an applicant’s pay history to set compensation even if discovered or volunteered, some allow employees to openly discuss pay with coworkers, and some conduct regular pay audits to understand and identify where pay inequity exists. Click here to read my ASAE article about creating a sustainable and fair pay process.