Women’s pay still lagging behind
Under new gender pay, reporting legislation nursery chains with more than two hundred and fifty employees have revealed their latest gender-related pay figures. With women in the sector earning an equal pay in this particular career there is still a percentage lagging behind. Forcing companies to reveal pay differences between men and women has highlighted a staggering lack of equality; the average pay gap is 18.4%. Achieving a more diverse workforce is an excellent model for the families and children who use childcare companies. All companies have adopted an inclusive recruitment and apprenticeship campaign and strive for better salary levels and equal pay. Unequal pay has been unlawful since 1970. As of April this year large companies must publish the median gender pay gap figures, the mean gender pay gap figures, publish the gender pay gaps for any bonuses paid out during the year and finally the proportion of men and women in each quartile of the pay structure.
Results must be published on the company’s own website and a government website. This freedom of information will help employee’s customers and future employees hopefully resulting in companies taking faster action to eliminate any differences. Despite the female-dominated sector of the early years a few companies have been named and shamed for paying men more. Many companies will be encouraged to create an action plan to close any inequalities and are visibly taking action to close any gender pay gap. For further information please view http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5768.