Giving Compass’ Take:
• Vu Le explains why the importance of disclosing salary ranges within organizations cannot be overstated in ending cycles of inequity.
• Are you disclosing salary ranges in your organization? How is this one step nonprofits can take towards the edge of the swamp of discriminatory practices they so often find themselves stuck in?
• Read more from Vu on the pervasive issues with salary and compensation in the philanthropic sector.
Many states now have laws requiring the disclosure of salary information, as well as to make it illegal to ask for candidates’ salary history. An increasing number of organizations in our sector, such as Momentum Nonprofit Partners and NTEN, have started requiring salary to be disclosed on their job boards. Meanwhile, across the pond, Show The Salary and other colleagues are publicly calling out organizations who still engage in salary cloaking, and to their credit, many organizations are listening to feedback and changing their practices.
This is awesome, because there is so much research now showing that not disclosing salary information increases the gender and racial wage gaps as well as wastes everyone’s time. If organizations want to walk the talk on equity, diversity, and inclusion, then disclosing salary is a quick, tangible, and relatively easy action to take.
Unfortunately, there is still a lot of resistance, sometimes from organizations and leaders I like and respect.
Whatever the reason, there is no excuse for refusing to disclose salary on job postings. Not disclosing salaries on job postings is archaic.
We need to be on the same page so we can help folks who still don’t understand that this is an equity issue. Let’s help them change their behavior and #ShowTheSalary and move into the future. This should be a default practice. Job boards should all require salary information. And all of us should refuse to help spread the word on job listings that doesn’t have it, and give feedback privately as well as call it out publicly. We need to move on to other problems. Disclosing salary is one quick and simple action we can take to make our sector more equitable and inclusive.
Read the full article about disclosing salary ranges by Vu Le at Nonprofit AF.
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