Is Your Business Based On Equality Of Opportunity?

Equality of opportunity within businesses is extremely important. Traditionally, men make more than women for the same job. They can also pitch an idea and people will listen – it isn’t unheard-of for women to pitch similar ideas and be looked over, or even have their ideas stolen from them.

There is a 32% pay gap in the workplace globally, according to statistics. Below, you’ll find 3 ways to ensure you’re a business based on equality.

It’s still a man’s world, even though times are steadily changing.Click To Tweet

Pay Women And Men The Same

It’s still a man’s world, even though times are steadily changing. Men are so confident that they will apply for jobs when they only meet 60% of the criteria, whereas women won’t apply unless they meet 100% of the criteria.

Whether you’re hiring men or women, make sure you’re paying them the same for the same role. Women tend to ask for less, because they feel guilty about asking for what they are worth. It is ideal that it’s your intention to pay all sexes fairly.

Listen To Women

Listen to women’s ideas, and make sure they aren’t spoken over. It is ideal that you create a safe space for them to share their ideas and don’t belittle them.

Create A Safe Space

Women are still being harassed in workplaces across the globe. It is ideal that your workplace is a safe space for equality of opportunity so that there’s no room for harassment. Ensure that people are comfortable approaching you should there be a problem.

The info-graphic below can educate you on these issues further.

info graphic on equality of opportunity
credit to University of Maryland

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