Pay Equity – Going Beyond Compliance and Shaping a Company Culture (Webinar)
Friday, September 6, 2019
12:00 - 1:00pm Online
Qualifies for 1 General HRCI Recertification Credit / 1 SHRM PDC
Pay equity is often the sharp point of a company culture and can lead to or destroy its values. Does your company understand how pay equity affects talent attraction, employee morale and how your business is viewed in the marketplace?
You have the opportunity to use pay equity to shape your company, be an industry leader and have it as a competitive advantage. And this doesn’t mean that you have to pay more! Learn how to go beyond the minimum of same job/same pay and walk into a curious investigation of the future of pay equity. Make smarter decisions about compensation and ensure that it reflects your company values.
In the era of #MeToo, companies are talking more openly about creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. The clearest and first metric companies can start with is pay equity — but a simple payroll review can be misleading. bethanye will discuss this and the number of other factors that should be considered, including bonuses, mobility, benefits, and employee stock. It is critical to examine more than just gender when thinking about pay equity.
If pay equity challenges aren't addressed, they will only get worse (lawsuits, attracting and keeping great talent, company reputation) and become much harder to tackle. Pay equity reviews are typically labor intensive. But even with all the work that you put in, the picture you get is often not reflective of the challenges inside your company. It is often easy to miss the signs that your company may have problems around pay equity. It is critical that a business is aware of the potential issues and is able to get ahead of them.
The solution is multi-faceted. Companies should investigate and take action as soon as possible — and that means making the most of available technologies to help prioritize how they will address and remedy gaps that are discovered in their investigations. They must also take a deeper, intersectional approach to how they think about pay equity, or face the fallout of reputation damage in the future.
After participating in this online webinar, you will:
>> Learn what the next steps are to go beyond the minimum requirement of ‘compliance' in the area of pay equity.
>> Discover how to executively use pay equity to shape your company culture and reflect its values.
>> Understand how to get started with an ongoing program that uses technology, strategy, and discernment to make the right decisions for your company
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
bethanye McKinney Blount, CEO and Co-Founder, Compaas
bethanye McKinney Blount, CEO and Co-Founder at Compaas and has over twenty years experience working in technology. She has led engineering teams at reddit, Linden Lab, EMI Music, and Facebook. MailRank, an email productivity startup she co-founded, was acquired by Facebook in 2011. In 2014, Business Insider included bethanye on their list of 22 Most Powerful Women Engineers and, in 2018, Forbes selected bethanye as one of the Top 50 Women in Tech.
Joining a team of senior women in technology, bethanye helped found Project Include in 2016 — a nonprofit focused on improving diversity and inclusion in tech companies. She is both a startup advisor and mentor to other founders, focusing on engineering leadership and developing diverse technical organizations.