Mind the gap?

Female workers feel males still better compensated
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 12/18/2008

Nearly one-quarter (23 per cent) of 285 female workers feel they are paid less than equally qualified male counterparts, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.ca. Only 12 per cent of 247 male workers believe the same about female workers.

Almost one-fifth (19 per cent) of female workers also feel males have more career advancement opportunities, even when both workers are equally qualified, and 16 per cent feel they do not have the same job flexibility and receive fewer opportunities for training and development.

As to why there are differences, female workers said men are thought to need more money to support their families (41 per cent), men are more aggressive in compensation negotiations (35 per cent), men receive more high-profile projects (33 per cent) management shows favouritism to males (30 per cent) and men schmooze more with the boss (25 per cent).