Gender pay gap

Gender pay gap reporting legislation requires large employers to publish their overall mean and median gender pay gaps from 2018. Under the new laws, private and voluntary sector employers with 250 or more employees have to calculate their gender pay gap on 5 April each year, publishing their data on the Government’s gender pay gap reporting service by 4 April the following year. For public sector organisations, the snapshot date is 31 March, so the data has to be published no later than 30 March the following year.

Does gender pay gap reporting legislation need more teeth?

The original aim of gender pay gap reporting was to shed light on pay discrepancies and apply enough pressure to...

US study finds men fearing contact with women at work

10 Jun 2019

Male managers may be restricting their work with female colleagues, according to US research.

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Female academics ‘discriminated against’ by universities, research claims

6 Jun 2019

Female academics at top universities do not progress as quickly, or to the same levels, as men with the same...

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Half of staff support pay transparency to promote equality

3 Jun 2019

More than half (56%) of staff would be happy for pay information to be made publicly available in order to...

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Missing gender pay gap data: 47 organisations named and shamed

20 May 2019

Forty-seven organisations that have failed to report their latest gender pay gap deadlines have been named by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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What can be learned from Denmark’s parental leave and childcare policies?

20 May 2019

Denmark has some of the most generous parental leave and childcare support schemes in the world. But have these had...

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Late gender pay gap reporters named and shamed

10 May 2019

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has revealed the identity of three companies that, for the second year running, have failed to detail their gender pay gap information in time

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Overeducation blights careers across UK

29 Apr 2019

New data released by the Office of National Statistics has shown that almost a third of graduates have more education than is required for the jobs they are doing.

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What challenges will HR face in the next 10 years?

29 Apr 2019

Making predictions for the workplace is fraught with risk but Emma Shipp and Lynne Adams take a punt on technological change, new legislation, societal trends and, yes, Brexit, to lay out the likely challenges...

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Up to 15% of gender pay gap reports have errors

23 Apr 2019

Up to 1,600 organisations may have made mistakes in their gender pay gap calculations, with many calculating the median or...

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‘Give women a fair chance to lead’ urge psychology experts

18 Apr 2019

The low number of women in senior positions in organisations could be down to a lack of understanding of leadership...

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Investor votes down appointments in firms that lack gender diversity

17 Apr 2019

One of the UK’s biggest investors voted against the re-election of more than 100 chairs last year because the organisations...

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Shared parental leave and pay – equalising opportunities?

16 Apr 2019

With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is...

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How gender pay gap sums should be made more accurate

15 Apr 2019

Many of the errors in employers’ gender pay gap reports could be avoided if the government adopted simpler calculation methods and supported HR professionals to access statistical skills

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The 2018 gender pay gap: grounds for optimism?

5 Apr 2019

There may not have been a dramatic change in the gender pay gap, but HR, analytics and reward specialists are far from gloomy about what the latest crop of reports reveals

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