Employers should stop being so secretive about salary scales
Pay transparency could serve the cause of equitable remuneration
Recently, my friend’s manager asked what would stop her from leaving the organization. “Higher pay," she responded. Her manager was reluctant to discuss compensation as it was “HR’s domain" and admitted that he hoped my friend would ask for more vacation days. She told me: “Why would I ask for more days off when I’m sure the White man next to me is making more money?" She quit promptly after to join a competitor for more pay. Like other highly educated and ambitious women of colour I know, she has more options than ever to work at a place that recognizes her worth.