Diversity Extends to Paychecks
Different groups get paid differently and have different experiences at work. A survey from CareerBuilder shows wide disparities in pay, although it does not fully address the reasons for such disparities. Workers with disabilities, for example, make considerably less than their colleagues, while lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (LGBT) professionals are earning more than any other group. The survey reveals other disparities with respect to career advancement and perceived discrimination, among other topics. "The U.S. workplace has experienced fundamental shifts over the last two decades," said Sanja Licina, senior director of talent intelligence and consulting at CareerBuilder. "While companies have made strides in creating an inclusive workplace for all workers, there is still work to be done." Six diverse segments served as the prime focus of the research: African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, women, workers with disabilities and LGBT. More than 1,300 employees representing these groups took part.