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Do men and women earn the same? They say yes, they say no

Do men and women earn the same?  They say yes, they say no

According to the study Gender Perspectives in the World of Work by Bumeran, the leading employment portal in Latin America, there is a different appreciation regarding salary parity in Argentina: for For 75% of men, there is no difference in salary between men and women; while 56% of women maintain that their salary is lower.

This trend is not usually repeated in the rest of the region, given that in most countries there are no significant differences in opinion regarding salary parity. Chile, where 76% of those surveyed believe that they are below the salary of men, while 63% of them believe that there is equal pay, is the exception.

“It is no coincidence that the perception of men and women regarding salary parity differs. It is one more sign that inequality is structural. Our Labor Market Reports record month after month that the wage gap is a reality. Faced with this situation, it is encouraging that policies are beginning to be implemented to promote equality in organizations, as stated by almost half of the people who participated in the study,” explains Carolina Molinaro, Head of Marketing at Jobint.

Gender perspectives in the world of work is a Bumeran study carried out on 24,893 workers and 3,304 HR specialists in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Panama and Peru. The research explores perceptions regarding gender equality in the workplace.

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Almost 7 out of 10 talents say that there are women in leadership positions in their work

68% of workers in Argentina indicate that there are women playing leadership roles within the organizations where they work. However, this number is the lowest in the region: in Peru 84% note female participation in these positions; 82% in Panama; 79% in Chile; and 75% in Ecuador.

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What is the percentage of women occupying leadership positions in companies in Argentina? 29% of talents say that there are 10% of women occupying senior positions; 15% express that there is 50% female presence; and for the 12% there are 40% working in leadership or executive roles.

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Regarding policies aimed at promoting gender equality, 51% of talents express that the organizations where they work do not implement any type of measures aimed at promoting gender equality, compared to 49% who express the opposite. In the region, the trend is greater: in Peru 71% affirm the existence of policies; 63% in Ecuador; 53% in Chile; and 52% in Panama.

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What are the policies aimed at promoting gender equality? 61% indicate measures to ensure equal pay between men and women who perform similar or identical functions in the organization; 39% equitable promotion policies, to guarantee that men and women have equal opportunities to access leadership and executive positions within the company; and 31% flexibility in working conditions (schedules, modality, licenses, among others).

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Gender is a requirement for 53% of HR specialists

53% of Human Resources professionals say they usually include gender among the requirements of job advertisements, 35% “yes” and 18% “sometimes.” In the region, the situation is similar: in Ecuador 63% express that they specify gender as a necessary factor in job searches; 57% in Panama; 48% in Chile; and 47% in Peru.

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When selecting new talent for your organizations, 31% of HR specialists consider that gender is a determining factor. However, the majority of them, 69%, do not consider it that way.

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In the region, the percentage of those who believe that gender is a determining factor when selecting new talent is higher. In Ecuador, 41% of Human Resources specialists maintain that gender is decisive for incorporating new workers into their companies; in Panama 39%; in Chile 37%; and in Peru 32%.

In what cases can gender be decisive? For 15% of HR professionals, gender is important when the position requires greater use of physical force; for 13% when it is necessary to balance the teams or respond to the diversity quota; and for another 13% when the characteristics of the job require it.

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5 out of 10 HR specialists say their organizations are dominated by cis men

51% of Human Resources specialists affirm that the majority of talent in their organizations are cis men; another 27% say they are cis women.

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In the region, the majority of HR professionals also affirm that there is a greater presence of men in their organizations. In Chile, 55% assure that this is the case; in Peru 53%; in Ecuador 45%; and in Panama 44%.

What percentage of cis men are part of organizations? In Argentina, 21% of specialists assure that 80% of the talents in their companies are men; 17% say that 50% are; and another 15% state that 60%.

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Regarding the number of cis women within organizations, 19% of HR professionals agree that 50% of the workers in their companies are cis women; 17% express that 30% are; and 14% affirm that 40% belong to the female gender.

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What about other gender identities? 68% of Human Resources specialists express that only 10% of people who do not perceive themselves as cis men or cis women are part of their organizations; and 8% say that 20% integrate their companies.

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During last year, 32% of Human Resources specialists stated that they incorporated less than 5 cis men into their organizations; 15% said they added more than 10; and 30% over 30.

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Regarding the female gender, 41% of HR professionals hired less than 5 cis women into their companies; 13% more than 5; and 12% less than 10.

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What about other gender identities? 72% of the specialists stated that they took less than 5 talents that do not identify with either the male or female gender.; 6% say they incorporated more than 5; and another 6% less than 10 applicants.

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Source: Ambito

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