SDBJ: now is the time to address the gender wage gap.

August 13, 2018 Rebecca Henderson

If ever there was an opportunity for progress when it comes to ending pay inequity, it is now.

In July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported the 91st consecutive month of job growth. Employers continue to face the tightest labor market in decades, with talent scarcity and the skills gap demanding the need to attract and retain top talent. Wages are creeping up, but compensation still remains a hurdle for working women.

It’s estimated that women in the U.S. are paid 80 cents on the dollar in comparison to their male counterparts. This 20 cent gap doubles for women in non-traditional working arrangements. Certain cities and companies have adopted equal pay laws; however, many of these protections still require that women challenge inequities, writes Rebecca Henderson, CEO of Randstad Sourceright.

In her article, Henderson explains that employers have a lot to gain by closing the wage gap. Especially as 80% of women surveyed by Randstad US said they would leave their employer for one that offered better gender equality.

Read on for Henderson’s full commentary here and then learn about the next global challenge for women at work in Randstad’s new white paper, “Women and Automation.”


about the author

Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson is CEO of Randstad Sourceright. Rebecca brings more than 20 years’ experience in all facets of talent acquisition solutions and technology. With deep insights and progressive perspectives, Rebecca steers Randstad Sourceright’s global development to ensure HR and talent leaders can play a strategic role in driving growth locally, across regions, and globally. Rebecca is a highly regarded leader in the talent management field and was most recently recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in “The Global Power 100 – Women in Staffing” list.

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