Closing the gap
Georgina Hamblin, director at Vardags law firm, tells us how to use the information to your advantage Take the emotion out of it. Gather all of the information that you need – this data is a free pass to raise these issues in a sensible and unemotional way.
Scrutinise the pay gap
reports in your field. What salary information is out there for similar jobs to yours in other companies? Get facts together to support your case. Make internal enquiries. If you believe a male counterpart is being paid more, present your concerns in an honest discussion with your manager or, if that’s too intimidating, your HR department.
Be confident. Often women don’t back themselves the way men do, which is often the real reason a man may have secured a pay rise above you. Embrace the opportunity. If your company is falling behind in gender progression, you are not doing it, or yourself, any favours by quietly sitting back and accepting less.