Most employers believe that they provide equal pay for equal work, irrespective of whether job holders are men, women, of minority ethnic origin, white, disabled, work part-time.
But the figures suggest that in reality many are still a long way from achieving it.
Equal pay laws were introduced in to the UK some 40 years ago but despite the ever increasing focus and pressure full time working women earn on average 17% less than men and for ethnic minorities and those working part time the differences are far higher.
Equal pay audits are one of the most effective ways of ensuring your organisation is providing equal pay and rewarding employees fairly. Ensuring equal pay is a highly effective way to ensure employee motivation, support and contribution is maximised as well as offering numerous secondary benefits for example:
- Improving compliance with legislation and good practice
- Demonstrating your values to those you do business with.
- Ensuring rational, fair, transparent pay arrangements
- Demonstrating the organisation commitment to equality
High quality equal pay audits are far more than data collection exercises, they demand a commitment to put right any unjustified pay and benefit inequalities found.
This means that the audit requires the full involvement and support of all managers who have the responsibility and authority to implement any changes needed. It is also important to ensure workforce representatives are involved fully in order to validate in the eyes of the workforce that the audit and subsequent action was fair and justifiable.
This workshop is for HR teams and especially all managers and employee representatives who are likely to be involved in or with Equal Pay audits
Aims and Objectives
This one day training course highlights the legal and business drivers behind equal pay audits and explains in an easy to understand way how to complete a full and effective audit
- Background and Business Drivers behind Equal Pay Audits
- The Equality Act
- The Legal Framework
- The Business Case
- Contract Compliance
- Stronger powers for Employment Tribunals
- Transparency between actual pay rates between women and men
- Do you have confidence in your own pay systems?
- Carrying Out Equal Pay Audits – Tools and Techniques
- Carrying out an Equal Pay Audit
- A step by step guide
- analysis to action planning
- Drawing up a non-discriminatory job evaluation scheme
- Generic health checks for
- review arrangements
- Breaking through the jargon
Case studies and key “surgery” time to give advice on your issues will also be covered on this course.
We encourage participants to let us have advance copies of any pay policies, agreements and news about prevailing issues so we can incorporate these into the training
Finally, our course will provide information about external sources of help and advice in this ever changing complex legal and business environment.