Rudolf Renfer, Director for Personnel, Lutheran World Federation – March 2012
“The equal-salary certification awarded to LWF (…) goes much further than the simple context of salaries. It is an extremely useful tool to foster the sensitization around gender issues in an organization (…). The analysis of the Logib software (…) and, at a later stage, the evaluation of our salaries by the OUE of the University of Geneva, showed that there was no significant discrimination in our salaries. However, there was a need to go behind the figures and take into account some other aspects of our salary system. For example: (…) What are the possibilities for staff training and professional career, for men and women? (…). Based on the requirements and the referential of the equal-salary certification, LWF started to look deeper into the details of such questions (…). We became aware that we had to improve several aspects of our procedures on the human resources level (…).”
Fabrice Demarle, HR Director, EREN – Protestant Church of Canton Neuchâtel – January 2011
“Being certified equal-salary has made our partners aware that EREN is a church but also an employer who not only talks about ethics, but also applies it diligently to the way it manages its human resources.”
Yolaine Bôle, HR Director, CORUM Watches – June 2010
“Since CORUM is certified equal-salary, we receive more spontaneous candidacies and of better quality, for both men & women.”
André Dousse, HR Director, City of Fribourg - May 2010
“Now that City of Fribourg is certified, we use the equal-salary logo in recruitment advertisements. After one year, we already noticed an increase in applications from women for jobs such as security officer.”
Testimonials of employees on the impact of the equal-salary certification – Pilot phase 2009
> (… ) more respect, transparency, being recognized fully.
> It is about trust towards the employer.
> To be recognized as an equal to men is a great satisfaction.
> It implies that there is a serious and recognized HR policy.
> Internally, it is about being proud to be part ot that company, externally, it means respect.