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Tips To Reduce Workplace Gender Inequality

Contrary to popular belief, gender equality is not just about having an equal number of male and female employees. Rather, it’s about creating a workspace that is devoid of gender-based discrimination.

Gender inequality can harm an organization in more ways than you can imagine. So, here are some tips to follow to make your workplace more inclusive.

Ensuring Equal Pay

Whenever organizational pay audits are conducted it has to include any gender-based wage gaps that exist across all employee levels. Furthermore, always ensure that the benefits offered to employees are always equal for all genders.

Flexible Work Practices

It’s a fact that women are expected to play various roles in the household. So, offering flexible work can often allow female employees to be more productive and deliver their work timely. This also includes parental leaves, childcare support, and other policies that support women to uphold their work expectations as well as other social roles.

Mentoring Programs

Gender equality is not just a concept that needs to be implemented. It has to be structurally ingrained within the organization. Reach out to civil society organizations and have them conduct workshops that will provide employees and managers with a thorough understanding of gender equality and how to achieve it.

Representation

All levels of your organization need to have equal gender representation. If your senior management team is primarily male, you are probably doing it wrong. Invest in the right hiring processes that ensure effective representation across the board.

These four tips are crucial to ensuring gender equality in the workspace. Don’t expect it to happen overnight, as these structural changes can take time to implement.

If you have any further tips to add, we would love to hear from you in the comments.

 

 

 

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