As per the latest media report, Adobe after having closed the gender pay gap in the United States of America in 2017, and having stated that it would do so in India as well by early 2018, has now announced that it has achieved its goal.
According to Donna Morris, Executive Vice President, Customer & Employee Experience Adobe, “India has the second largest employee base for Adobe outside of US, and we see reaching pay parity between men and women as an important milestone in our commitment towards building a work culture that thrives on equal growth opportunities for all.”
As part of its effort to bridge the gender pay gap between men and women, it had undertaken an one year review of its job structure and analysed the compensation practices and made adjustments to the existing people practices, and which had included using gender-neutral job descriptions, and targeted training which aimed at identifying unconscious bias in the organization.
Adobe has also done away with the practice of using candidate’s prior remuneration to determine the starting salary offered, which is a measure to counter the gender wage gap that employees might have experienced in their former jobs.
According to Abdul Jaleel, Vice President, Employee Experience, Adobe India, “Despite being one of the world’s fastest-growing economies, the gender wage gap in India is a matter of concern and corrective measures to address this have been long overdue. At Adobe, we believe that employees perform best when put on a level footing and valued equally, and are proud to have achieved our goal of pay parity in India."