Increased transparency has revealed challenging truths about gender pay

 
CIPD Chief Executive comments ahead of the deadline for gender pay gap reporting

Commenting on the upcoming deadline for companies to report their gender pay gap, Peter Cheese, Chief Executive of the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development said:

“Gender pay gap reporting was dismissed by some as a blunt instrument of compliance. But as more and more results have been published we have seen that it is revealing some challenging truths about where the real issues lie in achieving sustainable change.

“We need to use the data to give us greater clarity on the courses of action we all need to take to make a real shift on this long standing business and societal agenda. It’s vital that organisations continue to develop this narrative, and hold themselves to account in the years ahead. There are many actions we can take now, such as providing more flexible working roles and opportunities, and ensuring recruitment, development and promotion processes are truly unbiased and inclusive.​

“It is often said that sunlight is the best disinfectant. The increased transparency that gender pay reporting has brought has further fuelled the debate about how we’re supporting different groups in society towards fulfilling, fair, and rewarding opportunities and work for all."

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