There’s been much talk in the media about the pay gap that affects women – reportedly that women will earn £500,000 less than men over a lifetime.
We thought we would ask an HR expert to come into our broadcast studio to talk about this. So we interviewed Dawn Nicholson, Partner at PwC about her ideas on how the pay gap could be closed. Here’s what she said:
‘There’s no silver bullet to sort out the pay gap for women, but flexible working, valuing talent and providing mentoring for women all help to increase women’s work opportunities and pay.
‘Employers need to do more to help their managers respond better to flexible working requests, taking into account workload and other resources in their teams.
On increasing the numbers of women on top FTSE boards Dawn Nicholson said:
‘Aspirational targets not quotas are best, but also openness in showing that a firm is developing younger women through the pipeline is essential. At PwC, female graduates are offered a range of opportunities when joining the firm for advancement’.
You can watch Dawn’s interview in The Broadcast PR Business studio at www.broadcastprbusiness.com.