Everywoman.com – 5 experts on what the UK’s gender pay gap report really means

Everywoman.com – 5 experts on what the UK’s gender pay gap report really means

UK businesses with more than 250 employees had to report their gender pay gap by 4 April this year. The resulting figures show that 7,755 firms paid male employees more money than their female staff,* based on median hourly pay between 2017 and 2018, and the overall gap remained virtually the same (9.6% compared to 9.7% last year). Does this simply mean businesses aren’t doing enough? Or are there more complex explanations behind the numbers? Five industry leaders offer their insight. April 2019 Teresa Boughey, founder and CEO of Jungle HR Businesses need to consider the inclusivity of their recruitment processes, talent management and reward strategy to become truly inclusive, says Boughey. ‘Companies still only do a couple of initiatives and think they’ve done enough. A holistic approach needs to be prioritised that encompasses all areas of the business. This is the responsibility of everyone in the workplace and not just a diversity and inclusion professional appointed to bring about change single-handedly.’ (more…)...
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