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Why Hiring Senior Women Will Not Close The Gender Pay Gap

Posted by Michelle Gyimah on Jan 15, 2019 10:14:00 AM

Gender pay gap reporting has come a long way since its inception as a voluntary measure buried in the Equality Act 2010. Today it is big news as employers with 250+ employees must publicly report their figure.

Gapsquare provide an amazing service to not only make this easy for employers to do but also make their data collection much more meaningful. This is why Equality Pays works closely with Gapsquare to ensure that employers are able to measure their pay gaps with accuracy and interpret the data easily.

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I'm Michelle Gyimah, Director at Equality Pays a gender pay gap consultancy and I've been busy reviewing a number of gender pay gap reports. A large proportion of firms have stated that simply hiring more women at senior level is their plan to close their pay gap. With no more detail on why or how.

However this approach is not sustainable or effective for three reasons:

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Tags: gender pay gap, reporting, pay gap reporting, 2019

Closing the pay gap is not improbable - Avoid this mistake in reporting gender pay gap

Posted by Sian Webb on Dec 14, 2017 3:17:19 PM

The new gender pay gap regulations provide an opportunity for change, are companies seizing them the right way?

Last week, the Financial Times reported that “1 in 20 companies who have submitted their gender pay gap data to the government have reported numbers that are statistically improbable and therefore almost certainly inaccurate.” One of these companies is fashion brand, Hugo Boss (who have since changed their numbers and now reporting a 32.6% mean and 76.5% median gender pay gap), a MacDonald’s franchise, an international car-parts manufacturer and a branch of national charity Age UK.

In some cases, the reports were most likely due to error, in fewer still probably because of plan to deceit, but mostly this happened because of misunderstanding of what the gender pay gap is.

 

Want to hear more about general UK trends in the gender pay gap? Click below:

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Avoid these common mistakes when analysing your gender pay gap

Posted by Hazel Lush on Sep 4, 2017 11:51:00 AM

Sian Webb, Partnerships Manager at Gapsquare shares some Gender Pay Gap wisdom with the Talk With Stitch team.

“As someone who spends a lot of my time looking and analysing numbers and figures, not a lot surprises me these days! However, I have been surprised at the number of charities and businesses that are reporting a higher than average gender pay gap and not accompanying it with an explanation or narrative about why they have one and importantly, what they are going to do to reduce it over the coming years.”

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Tags: women, women in business, gender pay, gender pay gap, bbc

UK PUBLIC SECTOR – PERSPECTIVES ON THE GENDER PAY GAP WITH GAPSQUARE

Posted by Sian Webb on Aug 14, 2017 11:50:00 AM

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Are you a public sector manager involved in reporting on the gender pay gap? Take advantage of this opportunity to hear unique and insightful perspectives on the pay gap from representatives of experienced Public Sector organisations, experts in employment law and HR and Gapsquare’s own Dr Zara Nanu.

DID YOU MISS THIS WEBINAR? WE HAVE MADE ALL THE CONTENT AVAILABLE TO YOU HERE: 

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DON’T FEAR THE GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING – COMMUNICATE!

Posted by Sian Webb on Aug 1, 2017 11:49:00 AM

The Financial Times staff are meeting to discuss a strike as a result of gender pay gap data coming to light within the company. Women (and men) at the Financial Times want to hear that their company cares about the issues that are revealed by pay gap regulations but is this what’s being communicated?

 

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Tags: women in business, gender pay, gender pay gap, bbc, business, financial times, pay gap

LESSONS LEARNT? Reflections on the BBC pay gap dilemma

Posted by Sian Webb on Jul 24, 2017 6:00:00 PM

The last five days must have been somewhat of a headache for Tony Hall, BBC Director-General. First, the damning list of salaries that showed that lack of female high earners and gender pay disparity, followed by some of the BBC’s most high-profile female personalities writing a frank open letter calling him to “act now” to tackle the gender pay gap, rather than waiting until 2020 for it to be eliminated. It has certainly made headline news and spread to extensive conversations from within the BBC, the general workplace, to the pub with friends on the weekend.

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Tags: women in business, gender pay gap, business, pay gap, gender pay gap reporting, politics

THE 5 CAUSES OF THE GENDER PAY GAP

Posted by Sian Webb on Jul 20, 2017 11:45:00 AM

At Gapsquare, we use technology to find out and explain what causes your gender pay gap. There is never one clear cut reaso03n about why a company has a gender pay gap, and is usually caused by several factors, which can essentially be categorised into five causes.

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 If you have any queries or need assistance with reporting your gender pay gap, do not hesitate to contact    Gapsquare

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Tags: diversity, legal, hnology, equality, gender pay gap, business

CLOSING THE GENDER PAY GAP: HOW YOUR BUSINESS CAN REAP THE BENEFITS

Posted by Hazel Lush on Jul 20, 2017 11:43:00 AM

Insights from Manchester by Sian Webb – Partnerships Manager at Gapsquare

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Tags: women in business, diversity, der pay gap, gender pay gap, business, education

EQUAL PAY VS THE GENDER PAY GAP: WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

Posted by Hazel Lush on Jun 30, 2017 11:43:00 AM

New regulations came into force this April that require companies with over 250 employees to report on their gender pay gap. But what does this mean?

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Tags: women in business, legal, gender pay gap, business, pay gap, politics, independent, uk

THE SNAP GENERAL ELECTION & GENDER PAY GAP – BY SIAN WEBB, GAPSQUARE

Posted by Sian Webb on Jun 19, 2017 11:42:00 AM

“The snap general election was mainly focused on Brexit, yet all parties produced manifestos which will pave the way for policy and governance over the next five years.”

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Tags: gender pay, diversity, gender pay gap, politics, uk, election 2017, gender

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