#NothingLess - Equal Pay Day 2019
The wage gap is a harsh reality for women, minorities, and the LGBTQ community regardless of education and work experience. It’s 2019. Something MUST be done.
For the past four years, Hired has worked on a study to find out what the gender wage gap looks like for tech workers at some of the most innovative companies of our time. Through data, Hired was able to analyze the salaries candidates expect in their marketplaces, the salaries companies offer, and how that changes across geography, age group, role, race, and sexual orientation. The study also includes a well-rounded understanding of how women and men think about the wage gap paired with a survey of more than 2,600 tech workers. The goal was to learn about their personal experience with pay inequality and workplace trends employees have experienced first hand.
Hired has released this proprietary data to arm tech talent with the numbers they need to negotiate fair pay, and to help companies understand their role in reaching pay equality.
There’s still a lot of work to be done — women are still experiencing discrimination based on sexual orientation, race, and age, which negatively impacts salary offers — but the numbers show we might be headed in the right direction.
We have teamed up with Kailey Raymond of Hired and Tiana Carter of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future to discuss the gender wage gap, diversity recruiting, and best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace next Wednesday, April 10th (which is also our first birthday!). You do not want to miss out on this conversation!