60% of women want employers to stop asking about salary history

    By: Clair Fuller on Jul 16, 2017

    Lisa Fu writes, "Do you dread the moment when a potential employer asks about your previous salary in a job interview or salary negotiation? If so, you're not alone: More than half of Americans think companies should quit asking the question.

    According to a new survey from Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting site, 53% of U.S. workers say employers should not ask candidates about their current or past salary history when negotiating a job offer. Interestingly, women were more likely to object to the question than men (60% compared to 48%), a disparity the company links to the persistence of the gender pay gap; on average women earn 76 cents for every dollar a man earns. Given that women are more likely to come into a job with a lower salary—and are less likely to negotiate pay (Glassdoor previously found that 68% of women do not negotiate, compared to 52% of men)—the previous salary question puts them at a distinct disadvantage."

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    Released: July 16, 2017, 11:07 am | Updated: July 16, 2017, 11:07 am
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