We were inspired by the gender pay gap and concern that women and other underrepresented groups may be too afraid to ask for a raise. This anonymous site that utilizes the Algorand blockchain will be used to increase these groups' confidence when asking for raises and promotions because they can base their requests on data found and stored through blockchain. Each transaction on the blockchain contains a person's position, gender, years of experience and salary.
What it does
The app takes in information about a person's position, salary, gender and years of experience and generates a performance analysis to advise the user about what their next steps might be. We provide them information about how they are doing compared to the national average salary for their position (currently just engineering positions). If someone was in another field other than engineering, we compare their salary to the average national salary. We then provide some advice about if they should consider asking for a promotion given their years of experience. Finally, we used the Algorand JS SDK to enable users to report their salary anonymously on the Algorand blockchain so that others can freely access it.
How we built it
React + Google Material Design + Firebase + Algorand blockchain, hosted on Firebase
Challenges we ran into
Accomplishments that we're proud of
What we learned
We were able to learn how blockchain functions work and utilize the concept and structure of the blockchain in order to help lessen the pay gap. Anastasia created her first Firebase auth system and figured out how to host with Firebase for the first time.
What's next for SalarySprout
We will be including the ability for offices to host an anonymous yet legitimate voting for promotions and raises within the workplace. Using this technology, we can lessen the effects some workers may have through nepotism, favoritism and other unfair advantages over their coworkers. This will utilize the blockchain to ensure that coworkers can reward office members who have contributed strongly toward the community, and allow workers to be more connected to the financial aspect of work, and lessen the divide between management and people who traditionally determine raises, and the general workforce.