March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day which recognises and celebrates the contributions of women in society. To coincide with this important day, Brunelcare has published its latest gender pay gap report. We’re very pleased that over the last year we have made positive progress in closing the gap.
What is the Gender Pay Gap report?
Since April 2017 all companies with 250 or more employees have been required to publish their gender pay gap. A gender pay gap is the difference between the gross hourly earnings for both men and women regardless of the roles that they have. It is very different to equal pay, which is about making sure men and women are paid the same in roles of equal value.
Highlights from our latest report
Brunelcare’s total number of employees is 1034. Of these, 84.6% are Female and 15.4% are male.
Our average mean gap closed by 1.5% on last year, now at 12.8%.
Our average median gap is 6.4%, which is 10% better than the national figure reported in 2019 (2020’s national figure was suspended due to Covid-19).
Out of the 241 highest paid employees at Brunelcare, 75.93% are female.
Brunelcare's vision to further close the Gender Pay Gap
Although we’re pleased with the progress we’re making at reducing the gender pay gap, we still recognise there is work to be done in this area. Here are some of the ways we’re making a difference:
- Brunelcare’s job evaluation scheme ensures that all roles of equal value are on the same pay grade.
- Our internal development opportunities are available to all, regardless of any characteristic including full or part time status or gender. We have positive role models including a female chair of trustees, Chief Executive and our three operational directors.
- Brunelcare also operates an effective appraisal process for all employees which focuses on career aspirations and development targets and succession planning across the charity to identify and support future talent.
Brian whittaker, Brunelcare’s Human Resources and Organisational Developmental Director says:
“Creating an inclusive organisation is not only the right thing to do, it also makes business sense. Being able to recruit great people and then retain them is the foundation of a positive workplace. If any group feels excluded then we are getting it wrong.
You cannot be a brilliant employer for just some of your colleagues, it has to be for everyone. That is why opportunities, training, development and a sense of being valued needs to be universal for all groups regardless of gender, orientation or background.”
To read our full report, click here.
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