HR Dilemma: Is bad publicity a bigger operational issue than a gender pay gap?

HR Dilemma: Is bad publicity a bigger operational issue than a gender pay gap?

The gender pay gap currently stands at 13.9%, according to the Fawcett Society, but is it the biggest issue facing firms?

The deadline for gender pay gap reporting looms large, as well as the possibility of being ‘named and shamed’ for unequal pay policies which will, inevitably, lead to bad publicity. Research by NGA Human Resources found that 40% of respondents thought bad publicity was something to be concerned about.  

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