PayScale: Overall gender pay gap shrinks, but slightly

PayScale | March 26, 2020

Women make 98 cents for every dollar men earn, according to PayScale data accounting for compensable factors such as experience, industry and job level. Without these controls, women make 81 cents for every dollar men make — a slight increase over the 79 cents on the dollar measured last year. The report, released March 24, encompasses 1.8 million responses to PayScale's online survey conducted between January 2017 and February 2019. PayScale identified a disparity between men and women in how quickly they climb their career ladders. The report dubbed this phenomenon the "opportunity gap." Men are twice as likely as women to be directors or executives by the time they are 45, the report found. American Indian and Alaska Native women, black or African American women, and Hispanic women earn 75 cents for every dollar a white man earns, PayScale found. In addition to the demographic-based pay data it collected, PayScale also found how pay transparency practices — something many organizations are implementing — affect pay inequality. When employees reported feeling their companies used transparent pay processes, "women were estimated to earn between $1 and $1.01 for every dollar earned by men — effectively erasing the gender pay gap," PayScale said.

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TALENT MANAGEMENT

UKG Helps Businesses Navigate Labor Shortage with New UKG Marketplace Applications

UKG | June 09, 2022

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HR PRACTICE

Bright Talent Demystifies HR Policies on Global Mobility in New Webinar

Bright Talent | June 08, 2022

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HR STRATEGY

Mogul, Inc. Receives 2022 High Performer Award From SoftwareSuggest

Mogul | July 06, 2022

Mogul, Inc., a high-growth disruptor in the HR technology and executive recruitment industry, today announced that it has been awarded the High Performer 2022 Award from SoftwareSuggest’s Recognition Summer Awards 2022. The award recognizes Mogul for its strong commitment to customers and for “going above and beyond” in the HR industry. Mogul is changing the way that recruiters and talent acquisition professionals find and hire diverse talent. While most talent acquisition platforms are built with algorithms that favor non-diverse candidates, Mogul’s subscription-based software offers direct access to more than 494 million diverse candidates–the most comprehensive database available worldwide–and has been shown to increase diverse pipelines by 74.4% annually. Additionally, recruiters can sort results by gender, ethnicity, veteran status, and disability status, with no limit on the number of candidates sought. No other talent acquisition platform offers this combination of abilities. “In a rapidly changing job market, our customers appreciate that our offerings allow them to find a deeper level of diverse talent than ever before,” said Tiffany Pham, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board at Mogul. “In a rapidly changing job market, our customers appreciate that our offerings allow them to find a deeper level of diverse talent than ever before,” said Tiffany Pham, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board at Mogul, “We are so honored to be recognized by SoftwareSuggest for our commitment to our customers.” Mogul’s long-time clients include hundreds of top companies and Fortune 1000 organizations such as Anheuser-Busch, Bain & Co., The Hershey Company, The Honest Company, Nike, Shopify, Stanley Black & Decker, and United Healthcare. Going Above and Beyond in Diversity Founded by Tiffany Pham in 2014, the company initially began as a thriving and inclusive online community for professional women, minorities, and people of color. Since then, it has expanded into the largest online resource for women and diverse professionals, creating an entire ecosystem for finding, hiring, retaining, and promoting top talent globally. Mogul’s product offerings include educational and networking events, a job board, subscription-based talent acquisition software for HR professionals, and diversity-focused executive and board recruitment services. About Mogul At Mogul, our vision is to unlock the world’s greatest potential. We support diverse individuals and organizations to achieve their goals and cultivate meaningful success, through pioneering technology solutions and inclusive community. An innovator in the $200 billion global recruitment market, Mogul is a diversity recruitment platform and one of the world's largest resources for diverse talent. We partner with the Fortune 1000 and the world's fastest-growing companies to attract and advance top diverse talent — from entry-level to executive and board-level worldwide — through our market-leading software and executive recruitment services. Our long-time clients include hundreds of top companies and Fortune 1000 organizations such as Anheuser-Busch, Bain & Co., The Hershey Company, The Honest Company, Nike, Shopify, Stanley Black & Decker, and United Healthcare. With our rapid growth, Mogul supports, invests in, and provides free resources for the economic advancement of individuals in need globally, through international partners such as the United Nations. Mogul has been named one of the “100 Most Exciting Startups” by Business Insider, “Best Website for Finding Top Talent” by Inc. Magazine, “Top Website for Marketing Your Company” by Forbes, and “Top Online Learning Platform” by Entrepreneur. With market-leading HR technology, fast-growing executive recruitment services, and a diverse, inclusive online community of executive and board-level talent, Mogul is innovatively paving the way for diverse professionals and the companies that need them.

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REMOTE WORKFORCE

Marginalized Employees Say Remote Work is More Equitable, but at the Cost of Hiding Their Authentic Selves

Software Advice | July 07, 2022

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