Jul 23, 2019 02:24 AM EDT

60% Of Tech Workers Told Not To Discuss Pay, Making Gender Gap Harder To Spot

The easiest way to reduce the gender pay gap is through pay transparency or openness about salary information. If employees uncover that they're paid less than their colleagues for the exact same work, chances are they'd demand to be paid more. Yet, a new survey of tech employees reveals a majority are discouraged from disclosing their salary data, making the gender gap harder to spot.

According to the survey conducted by Blind, an anonymous social network for discussing workplace issues, 60% of the 5,149 respondents say that they have been discouraged by their human resources department or management from discussing salary information and the situation isn't changing much over time. Last year, a similar Blind survey also found that about 60% of employees had been discouraged from sharing data.

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