It may be a few months away, but businesses acting on the gender pay gap with early reporting of their results can gain real advantage when it comes to communicating the results. “Ultimately, gender pay gap reporting isn’t about compliance and ticking a box and reporting some figures to the public. It’s about creating change.” […]
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Acting on the gender pay gap with early reporting creates real change
Gender pay gap not closing as almost 80% of UK businesses pay men more than women
Almost 80%, or eight out of ten, of UK businesses pay men more than women. The shocking results confirmed that the national gender pay gap is not closing and is still at 9.4 per cent, according to research conducted by the BBC. The wage difference, based on the difference in pay between the middle-ranking woman […]
Which are the best paying industries for women, and the worst?
In light of the recent scrapped government menopausal leave trial, it has become apparent that women continue to face barriers to progression in the UK workforce. This in combination with ongoing disparities in male and female pay, it is likely that women will seek out the best paying industries for women and those that treat […]
Gender pay gap reporting: what do businesses need to know?
The Government’s latest pay gap report has revealed that in 2021, women earned 90p for every £1 earned by a man1. Reports in 2022 found that in industries including finance and construction the median gender pay gap has widened, with women earning 88p and 76p respectively compared to male counterparts2. More recent estimates suggest women […]
In DEPTH: Rising inflation may widen the UK’s gender pay gap
In a recent study by HR and payroll software provider CIPHR into pay rises in the UK, it was revealed that women were less likely than men to have been awarded a salary increase that was in line with or above the rate of inflation for 2022 (14% compared to 22% respectively). Let’s look at […]
Administrative occupations suffering from 10.5% pay gap
Analysis by HR software provider CIPHR reveals that eight out of ten of the UK’s most popular job roles, employing 100,000 people or more, have a gender pay gap in favour of men – and administrative roles have the second widest. CIPHR reviewed the latest official data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) about […]
From reduced hours to unemployment, the ‘Mother Tax’
Even though the gender pay gap among full-time employees fell from 9% in 2019 to 7.4% in 2020, there is still a 20% salary difference between working fathers and mothers. With this in mind, Bionic, the business comparison experts, wanted to find out where across the UK has the biggest pay disparity. Scotland and Wales have […]
Do you tell the people closest to you what you earn? Us neither
A new poll by HR software provider CIPHR suggests that most British adults are reluctant to discuss their salary with friends and family, and even less so with their colleagues and co-workers. Over a third (36%) of the 1,005 workers surveyed admit that they don’t talk about their salary with their significant other (spouse or […]
British workers ‘likely to underestimate’ their employer’s gender pay gap
Despite most British workers (96%) agreeing that the UK has a gender pay gap, as many as 57% don’t believe there are any gender pay disparities in their own workplaces, new research finds. HR software provider CIPHR polled 1,000 UK employees, the majority of which work at medium- or large-sized companies, to find out more […]
Has the pandemic turned back the clock on gender equality?
By Aleksandra Traczyk, Solicitor at Winckworth Sherwood Not long into the start of the pandemic gender equality commentators warned about the potential disproportionate impact on women. One year on, we now have statistics to back them up. The report published by the Women and Equalities Committee on 9 February and data from the Office for National Statistics published […]
The workplace initiatives that employees want next
Remote working is currently changing the working lives of millions and although it’s not a new concept – it turns out that many of employees would like it to continue. A recent survey by Perkbox found that now just nine per cent of employees would like to work completely from the office in the future. […]
Research says women receive up to £20k less per men when working the same hours
A new study has analysed the UK’s working hours to find out which industries and cities put in the most hours per week. Using ONS ASHE data, UK payments specialist Merchant Machine also looked into pay to highlight whether the hours we put in is reflected in our pay. You can view the graphic here. […]
Secretarial roles enjoy closest equal pay
New research from online bank Starling reveals that the gender pay gap is present in 2019 across all but one industry – skilled agricultural workers, such as senior farmers and landscape designers. But PAs and secretarial roles have a slimmer pay gap, the research shows. The remaining 25 industries analysed revealed men to be consistently occupying […]
Times have changed – And it’s time the workplace did too
Workplace culture is a hot topic and one that never fails to raise a reaction. Harpreet Singh, Executive Director at technology and management consultancy Brickendon offers some thoughts… In November 2018, tens of thousands of Google employees conducted a worldwide walkout targeting workplace culture less than a year after the internet giant topped Fortune magazine’s list of best […]
IWD2019: Six ways to help bridge the gender pay gap in the UK
A new study by TUC suggests the average woman work for ‘for free’ for the first two months of the year as it has been revealed there is a whopping 17.9 per cent difference in earnings between women and men. The UK’s gender gap has fallen to its lowest level ever for full-time employees at 8.6 per cent, according […]
Are men more able to start their own business than women?
In 2019, 101 years since women were given the vote, men are still seen to be more likely to have the time, money and confidence to start their own company, according to the latest research by IW Capital. Why are so few women, relatively speaking, launching businesses in the UK? The Government is so worried […]
The gender pay gap is reducing
It doesn’t matter what industry you work in, the gender pay gap often sees men being paid more money for the same work compared with their female counterparts. However, with recent pressure on firms to disclose their gender-segregated wage-statistics, companies are being forced to identify their wrong-doings and change. Women are paid less for the […]
What will the future of the office look like?
With technology becoming more advanced every day, our working habits are changing at a rate unparalleled to any time in history previously. We are having to change and adapt to new surroundings and environments. So why would your office carry on looking the same? Even though no one can be sure what the office of […]