We’ve got news both bad and good for women in HR, a career field in which women make up most of the profession. Let’s get the bad out of the way first.
Women still earn just 77% of what men in similar positions and with similar qualifications earn. To make matters worse, new research seems to show that—for women only—asking for more money is a risky career strategy.
Now for the good news: You can do a lot to make yourself more valuable to your employer. One of the best ways to do so is to honestly take stock of what you do well, document the organizational value of those contributions and identify how you can improve your skills.
This just isn’t fair
Back to the bad news: Research just published in the scholarly journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes concludes that men and women get very different responses when they try to negotiate for better pay.
Carnegie Mellon economics professor Linda C. Bab...(register to read more)