Previous Article Next Article The gender pay gap for graduates is 15 per cent by the time e women are 24and increases steadily until it passes 43 per cent when they reach 50. The research figures were revealed at the Equal Opportunities Commission’sconference on equal pay where its chairwoman, Julie Mellor, announced that theorganisation is joining forces with the NUS to tell students about the pay gapand to encourage them to ask employers what they are doing about equal pay. Mellor said: “If employers want to recruit the brightest and the bestin future, they are going to have to be able to prove that they provide equalpay. “If an employer cannot show they take equal pay seriously, studentsmight well ask themselves how much they value their staff.” Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters,said it was in employers’ interests to ensure they demonstrate a commitment toequal pay. “Our members want to recruit the cream of UK students – to do that theyneed to answer questions on a range of issues, including equal pay,” hesaid. www.eoc.org.uk Gender gap exists for new graduatesOn 19 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.