8th March 2016 is International Woman’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
When we look at how far we have come in comparison to the inequality our parents, grandparents and distant ancestors endured, it detracts from how far we still have to go to parity.
It doesn’t seem possible that when woman can outperform men year upon year in their educational years, when it comes to the workplace environment we still have a 9.4% gender pay gap (referenced from Office for National Statistics for 2016).
The gender pay gap debate has been going on for many years and although it is the lowest it has been since it was recorded, we are still way off parity.
What can you do to eliminate the gap? There are a number of things that could help.
- An open minded approach to Flexible Working; not just going through the process as you have legally must
- Transparency around salary and bonus schemes
- Remove negotiation for pay; have set salaries for the role and set increases
Speak to Simple HR to find out how we can help you to ensure that all employees, regardless of gender, race, religion or ability, are treated as equals.