Business should see gender pay gap reporting as an opportunity, not an inconvenience

At a time when competition for staff is fiercer than ever, an open approach to reporting could be a powerful recruitment tool

Gender pay gap reporting is proving to be a significant challenge, in particular for private-sector organisations that haven’t been subject to the same levels of transparency as public-sector equivalents

The value of positive gender pay gap reporting results cannot be overstated. As well as sending a clear message to prospective employees, a full commitment to reporting highlights the values and culture within a business to the wider public.

Following the introduction of mandatory reporting in 2022, many organisations understandably took a reactive approach. Uncertainty regarding what exactly was required led many of them to publish only limited detail on their intended actions to address ...