equal pacE stands for “web tool-based equal gender pay analysis for a competitive Europe”. The project aims to provide and promote a web tool that enables companies to voluntarily analyse their pay structures to detect potential gender pay gaps and their causes. The web tool is available in five languages (English, Finnish, French, Polish and in Dutch for its application in Flemish-Belgium and the Netherlands) and adjusted for country-specific requirements in Flemish-Belgium and the Netherlands, Finland, France, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Companies in other European countries are also invited to examine the suitability of the equal pacE web tool for their purposes. The use of the equal pacE web tool is free of charge.
The equal pacE web tool is an interactive software application for identifying the main drivers of a gender pay gap that may exist on the company level. It is based on high quality standards of state-of-the-art academic research. The equal pacE web tool is an adjusted version of the already established German web tool Logib-D for the online application in Finland, Flemish-Belgium/the Netherlands, France, Poland and the United Kingdom. The results of analyses done with the equal pacE web tool are presented in a clearly structured and easily understandable outcome report (PDF file). This can serve as a promising starting point for dealing not only with intra-firm gender pay gaps, but also with strategic issues in human resource management.