What does the Payments Transparency Act mean for women?
The development of wage adjustment between men and women has picked up considerably in the last few months: on the one hand, the law on the transparency of pay structures, and on the other about ongoing discussions in this area.
While some argue that the adjusted wage gap between men and women is only seven percent, shows a new studythat the salary differences are even greater than thought:
The pay gap is considerably larger than expected
The compensation monitor of Compensation Partner evaluated 241.987 salary data and checked it for wage inequality. Accordingly, the unadjusted wage gap even exceeds 25 percent.
One of the reasons for these discrepancies is that heads of department and skilled workers without personnel responsibility were compared here - and that's exactly where the hare is in the head. Women often do not hold responsible executive positions. Missing qualifications or simply choosing a career also play a role when women earn less.
After all, women are also often pushed into part-time jobs, or choose them themselves, because they can better reconcile them with the family. Then the part-time crashes. A OECD study even shows that Germany is at this point the final light in Europe.
And still, the baby break causes the career and pay gap in many women. It turns out that women do not just get less money because they are women, the reasons are usually deeper - and against some they can actively do something, such as Best of HR – Berufebilder.de®-author Dr. Cornelia Topf explained in several contributions and books.
What women should do
Therefore, women who want to get ahead financially, should continue to educate themselves, read specialist literature, acquire special knowledge in a certain area of responsibility - and talk about it. Because this way, women show that they are ready to perform - and competent employees are indispensable for a company.
In addition, women should also demand more salary. Often they do not dare, because they want yours Chef Do not get angry, do not look greedy in front of your colleagues or are afraid of a termination. Therefore, they usually negotiate badly.
Break taboos and do not wait patiently
For many women it is also a taboo to talk about money. But many bosses even appreciate employees who make themselves stronger for more salary. Because they show that they are career-conscious and motivated.
But above all, one thing is important: Women should not simply wait patiently until the boss comes up with the idea of paying them more, but must conduct regular salary negotiations, as is natural for men. For those who do not ask for salary for a long time, gives the impression that he does not trust or wants to quit soon.
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