You are not a toaster (aka why pay transparency matters)

Pay Transparency
Tell….us….how…much…the…salary…is. Why is this so difficult? I have been doing HR for over 10 years now and I have YET to have been provided with a compelling reason for not posting salary ranges. I HAVE seen first hand how it impacts female candidates. How it forces the gender pay gap to widen. I refuse to have to repost the dozens of studies that show this. You already know it is wrong. So why are you still doing it? Hoping to get a “deal”? Want to check out the market rate? NO! This isn’t a toaster. This is a HUMAN. A valued member of your team (right?)

This is something YOU can change. I am standing firm and I am calling it out when I see it and so can you.

Email the company and tell them why you aren’t applying (because not providing pay transparency is not “promoting women”) Call it out online (hey what’s the salary range – why aren’t you listing it?) What am I doing? I do not allow job postings in my Moms at Work group without salary ranges (no you do not get free promotion in a women’s group when you are feeding a practice designed to hurt us) I am asking you – all of you to look at what you can do. You – business owner. You – HR person. You – person who is tired of putting in the effort to write a resume and cover letter only to find out that they want to pay you 20 000 less than what you were anticipating. This is a simple act. Say no. Speak out. Share this. - Allison

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Allison Venditti

Career Coach, HR Expert, salary negotiation whisperer, pay transparency and equity advocate. Founder of My Parental Leave and Moms at Work, Canada's largest organization committed to helping women earn more money, land better jobs and build community. Allison was named The Globe and Mail Report on Business Top 50 Changemakers 2022, is a regular speaker and media expert with over 100 interviews in 2021.


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