Equal pay influences choice of employer

More
than two-thirds of staff would be influenced in their choice of employer by its
record on equal pay, according to a new survey carried out for the Equal
Opportunities Commission (EOC).

The
results of the survey, by BMRB Market Access, revealed that:

·
Sixty-seven per cent of people would choose to work for an employer who could
prove they paid women fairly

·
More women (81 per cent compared with 51 per cent of men) would be influenced
by whether an employer could prove they paid women fairly

·
Only 6 per cent of people surveyed thought the pay gap was acceptable

Julie
Mellor, chair of the Equal Opportunities Commission, said: "Every employer
wants to be able to recruit the best people for their organisation. This survey
shows that many, particularly women, will be swayed in their choice of employer
by whether or not the employer can prove they pay women fairly.” 

By Ross Wigham

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