HR professionals support Personnel Today’s stand on the need for mandatory equal pay audits.
Independent research suggests that 68 per cent of HR professionals believe employers should be forced to carry out equal pay audits.
Of the 271 HR professionals surveyed by the pay and benefits website e-reward.co.uk, only 32 per cent opposed the Equal Pay Task Force’s proposals to review pay systems for sex bias.
Personnel Today strongly supports the task force’s proposals (News, 6 March), believing that regular mandatory equal pay audits are essential if the 18 per cent gender pay gap is to be reduced. The magazine feels that after 30 years of equal pay legislation a new approach is needed.
Seventy-five per cent of the senior executives, directors and managing directors surveyed also support equal pay audits.
A total of 371 professionals responded to last week’s survey.
The figures support personneltoday. com’s news barometer showing that 76 per cent of the 99 respondents said “yes” to the question, “Should employers be forced to conduct an annual equal pay audit?”.