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Gender Pay Reporting


Overview

The legislation on gender pay reporting takes effect in April 2017. It requires organisations with over 250 employees to measure and report on their gender pay gap and applies to public and private businesses, and voluntary sector organisations.

NB: Whether wholly Welsh authorities are required to do so will be a matter for the Welsh Government and is yet to be determined. Relevant Scottish public authorities with 20 employees or more are already required to report on their gender pay gap.

Organisations employing more than 250 employees may need to review their current pay systems, other people policies and reporting processes to make sure they can best comply with the legislation.

Business need

Relevant organisations that employ over 250 staff have to produce and publish a report which includes:

  • the mean and median differences based on the hourly pay rates of female employees compared to male employees
  • the mean and median difference in bonus payments received by male and female employees
  • the proportion of male and female employees receiving a bonus payment
  • the proportion of male and female employees in each pay quartile.

The requirement to produce this report is necessary from April 2017 although organisations will have up to 12 months to publish this information. This event will help your organisation make a positive start on this journey.

Even if you employ less than 250, it is good practice, given the other advantages to your business, to start addressing the issue.

Why this new legislation is being introduced:

  • according to the Office of National Statistics, the current gender pay gap is approximately 19%
  • the gender pay gap for women begins from around the age of 30 and is wider in different sectors.
  • addressing the gender pay gap will help organisations focus more on the equal contribution that both men and women make to their workplaces and will help create fairer working environments.

Outside of the regulatory requirements, there are a number of ways in which organisations will benefit from taking measures to close the gap. For example:

  • it may help them be viewed more as an employer of choice
  • it can help improve employee engagement and productivity
  • staff turnover may be reduced
  • organisations may better manage and retain their talent base
  • it can help organisations comply with supply chain initiatives.

This training session will provide delegates with valuable insights into gender pay reporting, the requirements under the Regulations and outlines how organisations can start addressing this requirement.

All delegates will receive an electronic certificate of attendance for their participation in the training.

Suitable For

Delegates from all sectors of industry including: HR professionals, directors, managers, business owners, Trade Union representatives, employee representatives and individuals who wish enhance their CPD.

Programme

This event will include:

  • What is Gender Pay reporting legislation – a timeline
  • Who will it apply to?
  • Gender Pay reporting requirements: The draft regulations
  • Where to get started – including process and analysis
  • What must be reported on and how the different elements of pay are defined
  • Calculating the gender pay gap
  • The basic reporting and publishing requirements
  • Government monitoring of compliance
  • What to do next and best practice advice

Have a large group of staff to train?

To save you time and money, we can deliver bespoke training at your workplace. To find out more contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form

Need more than training?

We recognise that every organisation is different. Our specialists can diagnose issues in your workplace and tailor practical solutions to address the challenges faced by you and your staff. To arrange a call or visit or to simply find out more, contact our Customer Services Team on 0300 123 1150 or complete our online enquiry form


Venue Swansea: Venue TBC   Map (opens in new window)   Date 26/02/2018    Time 09:30 - 13:00   
Price £170.00 per person    Please note our training events are VAT exempt
To book now

* Max of 4 delegates per organisation. Please call Acas on 0300 123 1150 or email events@acas.org.uk if numbers exceed this or for more details about the training session.