Pay and Reward

This toolkit provides guidance, advice and best practice on how to equalise the earnings and positions of women and men in your organisation and close your gender pay gap.
You’ve calculated your gender pay gap and identified the biggest causes, now it’s time to publish. How will you communicate this internally and externally, to everyone from your employees to the media?
You’ve calculated your gender pay gap, now you can explore the data in more detail. Why, in 2019, do women earn on average less than men and what’s driving your gender pay gap?
The gender pay gap currently stands at 17.9% in the UK. To accelerate the closure of this gap, organisations with more than 250 employees from all sectors are required to publish their gender pay data.

If you are serious about change, you as Service Chiefs and senior leaders need to take the lead on women’s progression, moving this from a diversity initiative to an operational effectiveness priority.Demonstrate visible leadership in tackling bullying, harassment and sexual harassment. Send a clear message to all employees that poor behaviour should be called out and turn ‘zero tolerance’ policy into a reality.Create a truly agile organisation, with women and men able to work in a way that makes them productive and engaged. Look at job design, technology and agile teams, and defeat the flexible working stigma that holds women – and men – back.Recognise that working in a male dominated culture places specific and additional demands upon female personnel. This requires you to consult with women in your organisation to develop your understanding of what it is like to be a woman in a man's world. These women have expressed genuine concerns that you need to address.

Making Diversity Work for You and Your People. Many organisations are taking steps to ensure employees are placed to give their best performance, to recruit from a widening talent pool and to empower their managers with inclusive leadership qualities. The trends analysis from  the Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity benchmaring survey represents findings from 76 UK employers, representing a combined workforce of 1.3 million.