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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published the results to a survey (the survey was completed by 2,515 employees in organisations with over 250 members of staff) which reveal that nearly two-thirds of women take an organisation's gender pay gap into consideration when applying for jobs.

The ERHC has said it is "crucial" that all employers demonstrate that they are "committed to closing the gender pay gap" or they will risk "losing out on the best talent".

The findings of the survey include the following:

  • 56% of women said that their organisation having a gender pay gap would reduce their motivation in their role, with 25% of men agreeing with this statement.
  • 91% of employees had heard of the gender pay gap, but almost half had not read or heard any information about their organisation's own gap, and a quarter of employees think their employer should be doing more to tackle it.
  • Women, people aged 16 to 34 and those from BAME backgrounds were significantly more likely to agree that their behaviour and motivation at work would be affected by a gender pay gap than men, older employees and white employees.
  • 58% of women would be less likely to recommend their present employer as a place to work if they had a gender pay gap.

This article is taken from HR Law - November 2018.