Five equal pacE webtool versions successfully implemented
The reduction of the gender pay gap is one of the priority policy areas of the European Commission to promote gender equality. The equal pacE project, provides a new web tool that enables companies to analyse their pay structures regarding potential gender pay gaps and their causes on a voluntary basis. It is available in five languages (English, Finnish, French, Polish and Dutch) and can be accessed via the homepage www.equal-pace.eu free of charge and without registration.
The equal pacE web tool is an interactive software application based on the high quality standards of state-of-the-art academic research. Each webtool version is well documented by rich supplementary material, which make it easy to use. Users are provided with a help file and FAQs as well as a test data set and a template for data input. Moreover, three outcome reports (in pdf format) are available based on test data to show how the results are arranged and how they can be interpreted.
In sum, employers are offered a valuable instrument to check their pay structures in an easy and effective way. The webtool can be used to accompany the implementation process of certain HR measures aiming to reconcile work and family life and, therefore, help to enhance an employers’ attractiveness. In this context, it can also support the implementation of gender diversity approaches and any other concept to recruit or retain top talents – with a special focus on high-qualified women.