Posted February 13, 2019 12:24:24 Retail managers in Australia have their own set of rules and guidelines, often based on the gender of their customers.
This article is a look at some of the key workplace issues that come into play in the workplace when it comes to salary.
First, let’s look at what the retail industry has to say about the pay issue.
What’s a retail manager?
Retail managers are the people who manage stores.
They oversee the cashier and store assistants, the store managers, the customer service team and even the customer experience team.
They often have their hands in a variety of roles including sales, customer service, supply chain management, retail design, and more.
The roles they perform in retail have evolved over time and are often defined by gender.
“There are no male and female managers in retail.
This is a fairly recent development, with the majority of retail managers being male, according to the Bureau of Statistics.
The gender of retail employees in Australia is largely determined by the gender profile of the person in the retail role,” the Retail Council of Australia’s online employment resource states.
“Women hold only 5 per cent of the retail jobs in Australia.
Only 10 per cent are managers and this is an increase from 8 per cent a decade ago.”
Female managers are paid at the same rate as male managers.
This makes them the least common category of retail workers in Australia, with around 12 per cent.
Female retail managers are more likely to be male than male retail managers.
In 2017, the average retail manager was 27 years old, compared to 25 for men.
The average female manager was 31.5 years old compared to 26.5 for men, and women were almost four times as likely to hold management positions than men.
What do these gender disparities mean for retail?
For many women, they’re a reminder of how much they still struggle to achieve.
“When you look at retail jobs across the country, the median annual wage for women is just under $30,000, and that’s a bit below the national median of $40,000,” said Michelle Glynn, the director of research at the National Women’s Law Centre.
In 2018, retail pay rose by almost $12 million on a year-on-year basis to $24.5 billion, and the gender pay gap grew by $13 million. “
We need to have a more equal workforce and we need to recognise the roles that we have and the challenges that we’ve faced.”
In 2018, retail pay rose by almost $12 million on a year-on-year basis to $24.5 billion, and the gender pay gap grew by $13 million.
Women are less likely to work in retail than men and earn less than men, but the gender gap is narrowing.
According to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Industry and Commerce (ABS), in 2017, only 11 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively, of retail jobs were held by women, compared with 46 per cent for men and 58 per cent women and men.
“It’s a big change and it’s a real shift in the workforce, particularly in women, who are working in a more retail-like environment than in the past,” Ms Glynn said.
“A lot of women are looking for more flexible work opportunities and retail is a place that they feel that they can take on more of a lead role.”
But what can retail managers do to make their jobs more egalitarian?
“I think the best way for retail managers is to really think about their gender,” Ms Cunneen said.
“[Retailers] need to realise that it’s not about how much money they make.
That person is going to be there to support you, and it will be an amazing experience.” “
If you are the kind of person who works in a really, really strong, caring, personable, nurturing role, that person will always find you.
That person is going to be there to support you, and it will be an amazing experience.”
One strategy retailers can use to increase their representation is by promoting female employees in key roles.
“I would be really lucky to be a female manager in a retail company,” Ms Krieger said.
Retailers can also use their own diversity initiatives, like their Women in Retail group, which is a joint venture between the Retail Industry Group and the Women in Business Alliance.
“What we do is we have a weekly diversity briefing in which we have all of our retail managers come up and speak about the diversity challenges in their industry,” Ms Ritchie said.
Ms Rylan said the group works with retail managers across the board to support them in their roles and to encourage them to be more diverse.
“The best way to make sure that you’re a better person, a better manager, a cleaner and a more caring person, that’s really what we do,” Ms Mee said.
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