Since the 1960’s we have seen a steady stream of more women entering the workplace. The 2000’s brought more women to senior leadership positions. This shift in the workforce has created challenges and opportunities for all. Increased sexual harassment cases, balancing life and family, and equal wages and job opportunities are just a few of the challenges. Organizations, and federal and state governments, are finding ways to address these issues.
Based on your readings this week (see Content – Week 8 – Reading and Resources), what should organizations do to ensure that the disparity between compensation and job opportunities among men and women in the workplace is mitigated and ultimately eliminated? Be creative in your answer!
You may find appropriate articles at the end of each chapter, and/or identify articles through the APUS online Library. Finally, be sure that all discussions are answered in full, in order to ensure the best possible grade based on the work submitted.
Organizations can help reduce the gender pay gap and promote equal employment opportunities for all employees by adopting pay transparency policies. Companies that have implemented pay transparency have experienced an improvement in employee satisfaction among both men and women, as well as a decrease in voluntary departure, according to a study published in the Harvard Business Review in 2018. (Barry, 2018). Organizations can better guarantee that there are no pay disparities between men and women by disclosing wage information to all workers. Diversity and inclusion efforts are another strategy that businesses can use to combat this problem. McKinsey & Company predicts that by 2020, businesses with diverse leadership teams will have a significant performance advantage over their less diversified competitors (McKinsey & Company, 2020). Organizations can foster a more welcoming environment for all employees, regardless of their gender, if they prioritize diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As a whole, companies should do more to close the gender pay gap and level the playing field for women in the workplace. Businesses can aid in creating a more just workplace for all employees by instituting pay transparency rules and encouraging diversity and inclusion. Cont…
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