Pay Equity Employer Recommendations

Best Practices for Recruiting MIT Students Postdocs, & Graduates

1. Provide the pay or salary range on the internship and full-time job descriptions and indicate if the salary is negotiable.
2. Review all offers at MIT to ensure that compensation offered by your company is the same pay for the same work.
3. Do not require that candidates list or share their previous salary on any applications for employment.
4. Retaliate or discriminate against candidates/employees who inquire about or discuss wages, salaries, or benefits.
5. Share your pay equity beliefs, standards, and practices with all candidates.

Additional Resources

Harvard Business Review Article “How to Identify- and Fix- Pay Inequality at Your Company
White House Equal Pay Pledge
Global Gender Gap Report 2021
Why Gender Equity is Good For Employers
LeanIn’s State of Black Women in Corporate America , how to support women especially for the gap in advancement
2021 EqualPayMA Findings Report with recommendations for companies and employers