Women's experiences in the workplace
- [I am] expected to do more menial & secretarial tasks not associated with my role more than my male peers (and sometimes subordinates)
- My director told me that I have to be twice as smart and hardworking as male colleagues to get promoted
- Doubts about my capability to deliver assuming I will be more inclined to family time
- [I am] considered [and even] called the token woman
- Expect you to flirt subtly with clients to facilitate the work
- Felt like I was offered a job just because I was female and I would help a diversity quota
Workplace equality is more than simply making sure that men and women are paid equally for doing the same job. In fact, it’s a lot more complex than simply measuring the differences between men and women. There are many factors that contribute to creating a fair and equal environment where everyone has the same chance to succeed and do their best work — so we’ve decided to see how things shape up in the UK.
We’ve taken a deep-dive into the world of equality in the workplace — with a specific focus on tech. This report leverages data from real job offers made by thousands of companies on the Hired platform. Our data provides unique insight into the state of equality across different job roles and identities who are currently working in the tech sector in the UK. Not only does this report look at the gender pay gap, one piece of the equality puzzle, it also highlights many other kinds of discrimation such as neurodiversity that employers and employees need to know about if we are to end workplace inequality.
The aim of this study is twofold. We want to arm tech talent of all backgrounds with the knowledge they need to negotiate fair pay and stand up to discrimination. We also want to help companies understand their role in reaching pay equality and empower them to create a welcoming workplace for all.
We hope that the power of our data makes an impact on the UK tech landscape. We believe that equal pay for equal work is a human right and we hope our data will help create a much needed change in UK tech.