Making the invisibles visible

Making the invisibles visible
Will Ireland follow the example of Britain, where potential employees can look at a company’s pay gap data on their mobile phone? Picture: Getty

Irish employers need to prepare now for the new era of gender pay gap transparency, writes Helen McCarthy

Are Irish employers looking at a future in which information on their gender pay gap (GPG) is freely available to anyone with a smartphone? If Britain is anything to go by, the answer is yes.

The BBC News website recently published a GPG reporting calculator where users can type in the name of any company covered by GPG reporting laws to see how big its pay gap is.

Britain is several steps ahead of Ireland...

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