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Big gender pay gap for human resources managers
Monday, 10 December 2007
Sales and marketing
Female graduates aiming for careers as human resources (HR) managers may be disappointed to know they will be paid considerably less than male managers, according to a report.
Research by the GMB showed that male managers in HR, training and industrial relations will earn on average £62,461, compared to £45,029 for women.
Paul Maloney, GMB national officer, said: "These official figures show that the gender pay gap for HR managers is double the UK average gender pay gap. The figures prove that there is institutional sex discrimination in the profession."
He added that the sectors are charged with "the responsibility, by law, to close the gender pay gap".
Male HR and industrial relations officers earn almost a third more than their female counterparts, according to the GMB.
Meanwhile, graduates who intend on freelancing for their first graduate jobs have been boosted by the EU's rejection of a new proposal which would change their rights.