Knowledge Labs: Salary, Transparency, and How We Place Value on Ourselves

October 28, 2021 | Hamilton, ON
Contributed by Erin Reid, Associate Professor, Human Resources Management

We are often taught that we should not discuss salaries in a casual setting. Why is that? Erin Reid, associate professor of human resources management, discusses how employer salary transparency clarifies the value assigned to different employees. Learn more about how greater salary transparency can lead to a more equitable workplace.

Knowledge Labs: In the Know is a web series where experts from the DeGroote School of Business offer their insights into current affairs. Keep up with the series.

Erin Reid

Erin Reid

Associate Professor, Human Resources Management

Erin Reid (Ph.D. Harvard University) is an expert in how gender inequality, diversity, and identity are affected by the design of contemporary jobs and workplaces. She has studied these issues in a variety of contexts, including management consulting, journalism, charter schools, and the gig economy. Dr. Reid’s research is published in top management journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Academy of Management Journal, Strategic Management Journal, and Harvard Business Review. Her work is funded by SSHRC and the Government of Ontario’s Early Researcher Awards program, and she serves on the editorial boards of top journals in her field. Dr. Reid is a University Scholar, has been recognized as one of the world’s top 40 business school professors under the age of 40, and was listed as a Radar Thinker by Thinkers50. Her work is often profiled in media outlets, including the New York Times, Globe and Mail, The Atlantic and Fast Company. Dr. Reid teaches in DeGroote’s undergraduate, MBA and PhD programs, and has been invited to speak about her research to a variety of academic and executive audiences.

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