Aspire recruit in Europe and Asia, and there is no level playing field in any market I have come across. Culture can't be imposed in diverse different markets and customs. The concept of equal pay for equal work is obvious. In reality, though, who is measuring the value of the employee to the employer? Surely it is the value of the employee that should dictate pay. Not gender, ethnicity, age, or experience, but value. Two people sit side by side and may have the same job title and same length of experience, but this doesn't equate to the same reward. The easiest form of transparency is a true meritocracy - people know what they have do to achieve a higher salary. They also know what others are on. Then everyone is in the same boat rowing in the same direction. Easy to say, not easy to do.