Gender equality, fair compensation and motivation in the workplace are key concerns for employees according to a new global survey released by Globoforce’s WorkHuman Analytics & Research Institute. The report, “Social Impact in the Human Workplace,” surveyed more than 3,600 people in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Ireland.
The study examines how movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp along with record low unemployment are causing a power shift in the workplace. The survey’s findings reveal that employees are now asking for more out of their employers, especially with regard to pay equity. Men are more likely to agree that they are paid fairly (70%), compared to women (61%), and more women than men reported not receiving any monetary bonuses. As the old command-and-control management style continues to crumble, companies are challenged to match how work gets done today.
Gender pay discrimination is still prevalent in a post #MeToo movement, but Ireland compares favourably when it comes to bonus payments. More women than men reported not receiving any bonus across the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland. In the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland half of the women surveyed (49%) said they did not receive a bonus compared to 39% of male respondents in the US & Canada, 45% in the UK and 32% in Ireland.
When it comes to bonus amounts, Ireland tracks favourably with relatively like for like bonuses for males and females surveyed.
· 33% of males surveyed said they received a bonus of under €1,000 compared to 31% of females.
· At the higher level 16% of males responded that they received a bonus of between €1,001 and €5,000 compared to 12% of females.
· 6% of males reported receiving a bonus of above €5,001 with a similar 5% of females getting a similar bonus