Why Should Employers Care That Employees Are Paid Equitably?

Beyond legal compliance, it’s the right thing to do. There are also some practical reasons to commit to pay equity. You can brag about it. A company’s good reputation makes it easier to attract consumers, and recruit and retain employees in today’s competitive and informed workforce. And, if you are open and transparent about pay practices, you are ready and primed to quickly and accurately respond if employees complain or publicly accuse the company of paying them unfairly.

If you can clearly articulate your compensation philosophy and your commitment to pay equity, you are much more likely to recruit, retain, and engage your most important asset – your people. It is not just a “feel good” management approach, it is a logical business practice. It is important to demonstrate that you care, why you care and how you plan to continue your commitment to workplace fairness and equity.

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