In April, I was asked to analyse the trends in UK gender pay gaps over the 3 years of mandatory reporting from 2017 to 2019 for Practical Law. They were interested in 7 customised sectors and the links to these can be found in this post.
Due to the suspension of enforcement of the gender pay gap reporting deadline, at the time I wrote these articles, only half of employers had submitted data for 2019. This meant I had to use some statistical methods of imputation to fill in the gaps and my articles explain how I did this.
The 7 sectors are specific to Practical Law. The links take you to the articles but you do need to be a subscriber to the magazine to read them. There is an option to have a free trial though.
- Insurance & Reinsurance
- Power & Renewables
- Oil & Gas
- Life Sciences
- TMT (Technology, Media & Telecoms)
- Heavy Industry – to be published at a later date
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- Analytics – I can dig deep into your data to identify the key drivers of your pay gaps. I can build a model using a large number of variables such as pay band, seniority, job function, location, etc and use this to identify the priority areas for closing your gaps.
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– Want to know more about pay gaps? –
I have written a number of articles about pay gaps covering these topics:-
- What gender pay gap data tells us, what it doesn’t tell us and how it can be misused
- Why the gender pay gap is not the same as unequal pay
- Three distinct errors that have been made by at least 10% of all organisations when submitting their gender pay gap data
- How to distinguish between a true pay gap and a pay gap that arises naturally due to the laws of chance
- Why Gender Pay Fingerprints are superior to Gender Pay Gaps
- Why winning an equal pay tribunal can widen a gender pay gap
- My 12 steps to improve public confidence in gender pay gap data
- My evidence to the Treasury Select Committee on how gender pay gap reporting could be improved
- Calculate your gender pay gap by downloading my free spreadsheet calculator!
- Did the gender pay gap narrow in 2018?
- How to identify unusual year on year changes in gender pay gaps
- How to close your pay gap with DMAIC
- Should the UK introduce Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting?
- What is best way to do Ethnicity Pay Gap reporting?
- Frequently Asked Questions about gender pay gaps.
Finally visit my Twitter thread to see my comments on gender pay gaps in the media. Some notable ones are here.
- My complaint about comments made by the head of the TUC on the 2018 pay gap.
- Some observations on the government’s guidance to producing gender pay gap statistics and the numerous deficiencies in these.
- My comments on why incorrect gender pay gap data is being submitted.
- At last, the BBC publishes a good article on gender pay gaps!