5 For Friday: Ladies First

Now, more than ever, women are claiming their rightful place in the workforce. From HR to CEOs, the gender gap is rapidly decreasing, yet unequal salaries still remain. Why is this? Our weekly blog review examines how sisters are doing it for themselves.

Why Men Get Bigger Pay Hikes Than Women DoSuzanne
Lucas, MoneyWatch
A new study finds that, despite performance,
managers still tend to give larger pay increases to male employees. Are women
less likely to negotiate a larger salary? Suzanne Lucas, The Real Evil HR Lady
investigates this phenomenon.

Are We Closing the Gender Gap at Work? Jessica Miller-Merrell, Compensation Today
Women are entering the workforce in record numbers,
but salary growth has reached a plateau. Women still only make 77% of what
their male counterparts make. This can equal a loss of $431,000 dollars over
the span of a 40-year career. Will the Paycheck Fairness Act ever see the light
of day?

Human Resources Isn’t Just For Women Anymore
 Susan Strayer, Forbes

Often thought of as a predominately female-driven
position, HR is rapidly changing. HR, talent management, or human capital is
about securing and developing talent. Maintaining old school HR practices will
ultimately impact your bottom line… in the wrong way.

of Female Directors Rockets Over the Past Five Years, Says Study
 Tom Newcombe, HR Magazine
The number of female directors in
the UK has risen greatly over the last five years. While this tends ring true
for smaller companies, large business are seeing an increase in female
leadership as well. There also appears to be a rise in female entrepreneurs, as

Men & Women In HR – A Balanced Mix? Regan
and Dean
Even though HR still tends to be
an overwhelming female profession, men still make many of the decisions when is
comes to promotions, and salary range. Do women naturally possess more of the
skills required for success in HR roles? A brief history lesson may hold some
of the answers.


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