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About equal pacE

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.

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Access to the equal pacE web tool is granted via the official website www.equal-pace.eu. The website provides all the relevant information about the software, its functionality, capacities and benefits. It also informs about news and dates, presents up-to-date information, and introduces the project partners. Users of the equal pacE web tool and other interested individuals and organisations can easily learn about the issue of equal pay, how a potential gender pay gap can be detected, and how to determine the extend of a gender pay gap and identify its drivers.

To inform about the country-adjusted and language-specific versions of the equal pacE web tool and its background, one train-the-trainer workshop was held in each of the following countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Poland and the United Kingdom. The workshops aimed at empowering representatives of social partner organisations (in particular employer and business associations) and other multipliers to promote the dissemination of the equal pacE web tool among their members. The workshops gave recommendations for developing initiatives to increase awareness of equal pay issues, and how to evolve and disseminate strategies to deal with potential gender pay gaps at the company level.

equal pacE is executed jointly by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW Köln), PMSG PersonalMarkt Services and Roland Berger. equal pacE is co-funded by the PROGRESS programme of the European Union. The consortium is also financially supported by its associate partner the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ).

Potential benefits of the equal pacE web tool:

  • Boosting employer attractiveness:
    Applying the equal pacE web tool can make it easier to attract and retain top talents, in particular high-qualified women. It can also help in the development of programmes for increasing the number of women in leadership positions.
  • Motivating employees:
    Creating pay equality can improve a company’s reputation as a fair employer. Fairness, especially in wage issues, is a strong driver of motivation and job satisfaction.
  • Receiving insights into the pay structure and the composition of staff:
    The equal pacE web tool improves the transparency of the composition of the staff and its relation to wage distribution in the company. Analyses can be run separately for single years and different department or units of the company.
  • Adding gender data to sustainability reports:
    By applying the equal pacE web tool, a large variety of gender-specific figures can be obtained which can be used in sustainability reports.
  • Support for the concept of gender diversity:
    For companies that already run gender diversity programmes or are about to implement initiatives, the equal pacE web tool helps to identify starting points for HR on how to overcome an underrepresentation of female or male employees in departments, positions or jobs.