After researching their own pay structure recently, Google heeded an unexpected result: It was the number of men is high than women who are underpaying for doing similar work, the company described in a blog post published on Monday.
The annual report of analysis comes as Google confronts a class of action litigation which brings allegation about the denial of career opportunities to women and rhythmically paid them less than men with similar performance in the work field. Entirely, the giant tech industry is tussling with encountering criticism about a lack of diversity and inappropriate work environments.
Google refused to comment on the revelation of the blog post. Google told it researches the payment method across most of its job portals to confirm it fairly recompense the employees, based on their work. If the company discovers significant differences in an employment category, it told it raises pay within the group to stump out the gaps.
The research ponders such factors as the markets rates for a position, the location of an employee and his or her performance rating. But managers also have the privilege to enhance pay using dedicated funds of such obstacles, according to the company.
In its 2018 research, Google discovered that managers had drenched into the optional funds more often for women engineers, creating a pay gap for men in the same job category. The job class of lower-level software engineers is one of the larger groups at Google according to the company.
Additionally, Google told it found inconsistency in its job offers. In both cases, the analysis of Google led to pay adjustments to remove the differences. Totally Google made $9.7 million in pay adjustments to 10,677 employees.
Though Google did not reveal how many male employees received upliftment as a result of the analysis.
The workforce of Google is 69 percent male, according to its 2018 diversity report. Its parent company, Alphabet, counted 98,771 employees at the end of 2018.