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Adobe closes wage gap between male and female employees in India

Source | https://economictimes.indiatimes.com : By Prachi Verma

NEW DELHI: Adobe has announced that the company has achieved pay parity in India, closing the wage gap between its male and female employees. In December 2017, Adobe had announced that it achieved equal pay in the US and was committed to reaching pay parity in India by early 2018. India is its second largest employee base.

“India has the second largest employee base for Adobe outside of the 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,” said Donna Morris, Executive Vice President, Customer & Employee Experience, Adobe. Morris added, “We are excited to further that same commitment to our employees globally this year.”

Over the last year, Adobe undertook a review of its job structure and analyzed its compensation practices.It made adjustments to its existing people practices, including the use of gender-neutral job descriptions and targeted training to identify unconscious bias. According to the release issued by the company, Adobe India has also discontinued the practice of using a candidate’s prior remuneration to determine the starting salary offered. “This is an important step to help counter the gender wage gap that candidates may have experienced in prior jobs,” stated the release.

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