New Study Shows That Men Are More Likely To Ask For A Raise A new study conducted by CV library has highlighted that men are a lot more likely to ask for a pay rise in comparison to women. From the 1200 people surveyed, 60% of men felt confident to ask for a rise, whereas only 40% of women felt comfortable asking.
Lee Biggins, chief executive of
CV-Library, said: “In this day and age, it’s concerning to see that women are still holding back from negotiations in the workplace.
Since 2017, companies with more than 250 employees have been required to report their gender pay gap. This has revealed the percentage difference between the average hourly earnings for men and women, which currently stands at 8.6 per cent among full-time employees and 17.9 per cent among all employees, including those who work part-time.
The Guardian reported that women are paid an average of 86p for every pound paid to men. So far, 5,079 companies have revealed their gender pay gap, which includes a selection of charities, government bodies and private firms.
This news follows a report which was released last month, detailing that men earned an average of £28,300 five years after graduation in the financial year 2016-17. The average wage of women was £24,700. The disparity was largely caused by a lack of women in senior positions according to the initial findings from an independent review commissioned by the Department of Health.
Over the last few years, workplace equality and discrimination legislation and regulations have been in the news regularly. Because equality and discrimination pose such a concern to every business, you should make sure that your staff are adequately trained. The money you invest in ongoing training and development can reduce your overheads down the road.