This guide seeks to support organisations in measuring, addressing and closing the gender pay gap. The guide emphasises the need to report and act on the gender pay gap and recommends resources to support organisations as they do so.
The UK government requires organisations with more than 250 organisations to report their gender pay gap data (women and men’s average pay across the organisation). The UK Gender pay gap website allows you to find and compare gender pay gap information reported by employers, and learn more about the gender pay gap and how to close it.
This 2019 guide prepared by Acas and the UK Government Equalities Office offers employers, senior managers, line managers, HR personnel and and any other staff or policy-makers an explanation of what the gender pay gap is, and how to report on it in compliance with UK legislation. It also offers insight into the business benefits of taking effective action to address the challenges identified by analysing and reporting your gap.
The Global Gender Gap Index was first introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress over time. The 2018 edition of the report benchmarks 149 countries on their progress towards gender parity on a scale from 0 (disparity) to 1 (parity) across four thematic dimensions—the subindexes Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment—and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across and within regions and income groups.