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Equality Pays Off

To ensure its success, every company needs to recruit skilled employees. Especially in times when businesses are challenged by a lack of well trained workers, they need to seize every opportunity to uncover hidden labour market potential.

This is the reason for launching the "Equality Pays Off" initiative. The aim is to help companies achieve sustainable business success by gaining access to untapped female talent.

 

The chart shows a map of 34 European countries: the 28 EU member states, the candidate countries Serbia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey as well as the member countries of the European Economic Area: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Austria Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Belgium Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Bulgaria Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in the Czech Republic Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Croatia Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Cyprus Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Denmark Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Estonia Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Finland Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in France Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Germany Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Greece Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Hungary Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Iceland Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Ireland Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Italy Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Latvia Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Liechtenstein Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Lithuania Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Luxembourg Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Malta Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in the Netherlands Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Norway Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Poland Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Portugal Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Romania Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Serbia Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Slovenia Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Slovakia Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Spain Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Sweden Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in Turkey Click here to discover more about the current situation of gender equality in United Kingdom

In total, 34 countries are targeted by the "Equality Pays Off" initiative.

The Challenge

  • The European population is shrinking and ageing. The result is a decrease in the number of suitably qualified people available on the job market.
  • In a globalised economy, Europe needs high-quality products and services to keep ahead of its competitors. At the same time, businesses face the challenge of ever more complex technologies.

The Solution

Companies must broaden their employee base. Making better use of the female talent pool is a promising approach. Statistics have repeatedly shown that the labour force potential of women is not being adequately utilised:

For more information please see the report Women in economic decision-making in the EU: Progress reportpdf(384 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  , and the Report on progress on equality between women and men in 2012pdf Choose translations of the previous link  . Statistics regarding women in decision-making can be found in the European Commission's database and on the website of Eurostat.

 

Review: Business Forum 2013

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Equality Pays Off Update

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Status quo

Evaluate the status quo of gender equality in your company with the "Equality Pays Off" quick checkxls(180 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  .