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61% of women look at organisations’ gender pay gaps when applying for jobs

A survey of 2,515 employees by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has revealed that 61% of women take an organisation’s gender pay gap into consideration when applying for jobs. The survey also demonstrated that 58% of women would be less likely to recommend an employer if it had a gender pay gap.

The survey was commissioned to identify whether gender pay gap information has an impact on the motivation and behaviour of staff. The results of the survey indicate that companies with a smaller gender pay gap will benefit from a broader range of talent.

The EHRC Chair has commented that “it is crucial that all employers think seriously about the issue and demonstrate to their workforce that they are committed to closing the gender pay gap”.