Solertia is Pleased of the Position of the HRPA to Close the Gender Wage Gap
As an active proponent of the HRPA and its dedication to the Human Resources industry, Solertia is very pleased to share the Association’s recently released white paper entitled ‘Closing the Gender Wage Gap in Ontario’.
The full report can be accessed by clicking on the following link: 2016-HRPA-PayEquityReport
Read the statement by Bill Greenhalgh, CEO of the HRPA, below:
The Human Resources Professionals Association released a white paper today, which called on government and businesses to address the gender wage gap in Ontario. The paper, Closing the Gender Wage Gap, a Review and Recommendations looks at multiple factors, often the result of unconscious biases, that are associated with the gender wage gap at various stages of a woman’s life, from childhood education to the workplace.
The feedback we received from members was combined with other research the HRPA is conducting, including a review of various studies as well as steps taken by other jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Boston.
The report makes 20 recommendations in total, including:
- Expand government training on pay equity issues and solutions—similar to the mandatory Supervisor Awareness Training the Ministry of Labour requires for the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Develop a pilot program to combat negative stereotypes by exposing young women to positive female role models from the STEM sectors.
• Implement provincial labour market research to project demand for skills both in the near and distant futures.
The report argues that by taking these concrete steps, real progress can be made towards closing the wage gap between men and women.
If you have any questions on Pay Equity, please call Wendy Glaser, our Principal Consultant for Ontario at 416-922-1313.
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