Unequal starting pay
• Are there gender differences in starting pay rates (for the same jobs) in this organisation?
Compare the position in the pay range (PIR) of women and men at the time of appointment. Calculate the percentage gender difference in PIR at appointment overall and within occupations. Obtaining this information will require a little more effort, but it will be worthwhile, because it offers the chance to positively identify a source of inequity, identify how it can happen and address it.
• Good employment policies can help eliminate gender differences in starting salaries. Employers who have found a gender difference in starting rates for the same job have taken a variety of steps to address the causes of unequal starting rates.