HR Technology for Gender Equity in Organizations

March 11, 2024

As highlighted in the joint report “The gender snapshot 2023” by UN Women and UN DESA, the world is lagging in achieving gender equity, a target of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda. The gender gap in power and leadership positions persists, and, at the current pace, the upcoming generation of women will still devote  an average of 2.3 more hours daily to unpaid care and domestic chores than men.

Gender Pay Gap in EU countries

Considering the European region and focusing on Gender Pay Gap, women in the EU receive almost 12.7% less per hour than men, with significant variations among member countries The primary reason for this pay gap is the overrepresentation of women in comparatively low-paying sectors and underrepresentation in higher-paid sectors. For instance, in 2021, women occupied 34.7% of managerial roles in the EU on average.

The key role of HR Tech in Advancing Gender Equity

In today’s business landscape, gender equity is both an ethical imperative and a competitive edge. HR technology proves to be a fundamental ally in accomplishing this objective. Advanced digital tools enable monitoring and fostering gender equity, providing an accurate and unbiased analysis of internal operations. From hiring to training, up to salary analyses, HR management platforms are a valid aid in eliminating bias and guaranteeing equal opportunities for all employees.

The new European directive for pay transparency

Equal pay for equal work is one of the EU’s founding principles enshrined in Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. To make practical this recommendation, the European Parliament and the Council reached a political agreement on the pay transparency measures.

With the implementation of the European Directive (2023/970) on pay transparency, companies are required to make a significant shift: by June 2026, every organization will need to implement pay transparency measures. HR software enables the collection and analysis of salary data, ensuring legal compliance and fostering a fair and ethical work environment.

HR processes for an inclusive work environment

Creating an inclusive work environment is a gradual process. It is the outcome of well-structured HR processes and a corporate culture that is sensitive to gender dynamics. Talentia supports organizations in implementing HR practices that encourage equity. From recruitment policies to professional growth, digital tools are crucial in shaping a company culture that values diversity.

Data and Reporting: allies of gender equity

Access to specific data and the generation of dedicated reports are powerful tools against bias. Intuitive dashboards and customized reports provide an objective view of the organization and its processes. This data is valuable to executives and HR managers, enabling them to make decisions based on  concrete evidence and not gender stereotypes.

Training and Development: strengths for equity

Training and career development are key aspects of ensuring gender equity. Adopting technology tools that support succession planning and training ensures that all employees have equal growth opportunities. Through targeted training and equitable development plans, we reinforce the principle that talent and skills are not gender dependent.

In conclusion, HR technology is a driver of change towards a future of gender equity. Current market technological tools, such as Talentia HCM solution, can convert HR policies into concrete actions that encourage equity. Whether  it’s about complying with new European regulations or fostering an inclusive corporate culture, Talentia is the partner that supports medium-sized companies in every step of this crucial journey.