The dairy leader announced on International Women’s Day its decision to forego asking new hires for salary history.
BANNOCKBURN, IL – On March 8, a day dedicated to celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world, DeLaval took new steps on its journey to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. The dairy solutions provider, which employs more than 600 people in North America, will no longer ask new hires about their salary history for any of its positions in the region.
“By eliminating salary data from our hiring process, we are breaking down invisible walls built decades ago,” said Martha Trott, DeLaval Vice President Human Resources in the Americas region. “As a leading agricultural company, we have a responsibility to help propel our industry forward, to lead by example and make progress in important areas like gender parity.”
The talent pipeline in the U.S. shows a rising percentage of women entering agricultural degree programs, some of which point to more than 50% female attendees.
“We have a talented group of women at DeLaval and look forward to welcoming more gender equality and inclusiveness.”
In 2016, DeLaval introduced Women in Blue, an initiative to attract, develop and retain strong female talent. The program championed ongoing skill building, mentorship and cultural training opportunities for the company’s employees. DeLaval is also a sustaining-level sponsor of the Dairy Girl Network, a professional development network for women in dairy. Additionally, the company enhanced parental leave benefits for new mothers and fathers in 2017.Source : DeLaval