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Stagnation in inclusion: Most workers say gender pay equality unchanged in the past 3 years

More than four in 10 said gender pay equality stayed the same.

A report showed that 43% of workers said it also remained unchanged when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion policies.

“This is in sharp contrast with other APAC markets like Australia, China, and India, where over 50% of APAC workers feel that their companies are performing better than three years ago when it comes to gender pay equality and DEI,” read the ADP report.

This is in contrast to the 2021 survey by the Singapore National Employers Federation and Kincentric which revealed that the majority of firms recognise the importance of inclusivity practices on company culture and employee engagement.

ADP Research Institute polled 32,612 workers in 17 countries around the world between 28

October and 18 November 2022 including over 8,613 working exclusively in the gig economy. Of the more than 30,000 workers, 7,721 were from Asia Pacific (Australia, China, India, and Singapore).

Yvonne Teo, vice president of HR, APAC, ADP, said the “stagnation is concerning when compared to the rest of APAC as it suggests that Singapore-based companies, which depend heavily on human capital, have not kept up with the rest of the region with regards to inclusivity."

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