WDH has published its gender pay gap report for 2020 which shows the difference in average earnings between men and women in its organisation. The fourth report to be published, demonstrates a slight narrowing in the mean gender pay gap to 13.3% compared to last year.
Andy Wallhead, Chief Executive at WDH, said: “We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion across all areas of our organisation and we have a robust equitable pay and grading structure to ensure fairness. While it’s encouraging to see the gap narrowing, there is more to be done and we continue to take clear steps to achieve a better-balanced gender organisation.”
Tracy Tallant, Director of Organisational Development at WDH, added: “We know there are a disproportionate number of men in senior leadership positions within the organisation. We also know there is a predominantly male dominated trade operative workforce, who work on a performance-related-pay system (PRP) that impacts negatively on the gender pay gap, as well as wider societal issues.
WDH has a unique set of circumstances and with cooperation from all employees and trade unions we continue to focus on closing our gender pay gap.
The steps WDH has put in place include:
· targeted development sessions for women through a female leadership coaching programme to encourage the development of careers, including taking up senior roles;
· introduction of flexible and agile working practices across the business to help improve work-life balance; and
· targeted recruitment campaigns, taster sessions and career events to encourage more females to apply for craft roles and apprenticeships.
To read the report in full, click here