Gender pay gap reporting: lessons learned and next steps
Having published your 2017 gender pay gap reports, and having started work on - or at least recorded the data for - your 2018 reports (with the deadline of April 2019), you will appreciate that gender pay reporting is an on going issue for your organisation. With the continuing spotlight on gender pay and equality in the workplace and scrutiny of any changes in gender pay figure from year to year, EEF provide a refresher on how to comply with the law on gender pay and consider lessons learned from initial gender pay reporting.
This seminar will provide a step by step guide to meeting the requirements of gender pay reporting, which is mandatory for employers with 250 or more employees and encouraged for smaller companies. This includes guidance for employers in undertaking detailed pay analysis and calculations and publishing reports on the overall gender pay gaps, gender bonus gaps and the proportions of male and female employees in quartile pay bands. We will also consider figures reported, and lessons learned, by employers so far and will provide guidance on the steps you could take to narrow your gender pay gap, together with the communications around this.
HR managers, Finance Directors, Members and Non Members should attend.
All times are 9.45 to 13.00 (with registration and coffee from 09.30)
AssessmentThere is no formal assessment.
By attending this seminar, delegates will:
- Understand the legal requirements for reporting on the overall gender pay gap, the gender bonus gap, the proportion of men and women receiving bonus pay and the proportions of men and women in each of the relevant pay quartiles.
- Appreciate the 'grey areas' and difficulties around the gender pay calculations and know how to find solutions to them.
- Consider how you might best present your figures, what metrics you might voluntarily publish to set your figures in context, and what 'narrative' you might provide.
- Learn from your own, and other employers', experience of gender pay reporting in the first year, with regard to both the calculations and also the presentation of the figures.
- Consider the potential consequences of gender pay reporting for your business.
- Appreciate what benchmarking may be applicable for your organisation, taking into account the gender pay reports already published on the Government website.
- Learn how to identify the causes of your pay gap and what steps your organisation might take to seek to narrow the gap.