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The equal pacE web tool for the United Kingdom

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The equal pacE web tool is specifically configured for online use in the United Kingdom. It is designed primarily to identify the impact of education, tenure, (potential) work experience, the complexity of a workplace's tasks and the management level of an employee's position on the gender pay gap.

The flexibility of the equal pacE web tool ensures that companies in both the private and the public sector can benefit from using it, whether or not they are covered by collective bargaining agreements. Since the tool provides numerous gender-related figures for a company, it increases the internal transparency of a company's pay structures, and can also be used to enrich firms' reporting systems.

Requirements for using the equal pacE web tool

  • Sufficient number of observations in the analysis (at least 50 employees recommended)
  • Sufficient number of females and males in the analysis (at least 20 males and 20 females recommended)
  • Career breaks can be considered since the employee’s entry in the company

Please note that analysing data sets with more than 10,000 observations may take long computing times or lead to no result at all.

The equal pacE web tool enables companies to voluntarily check if a gender pay gap exists, identify its potential size and determine which characteristics of the employees and the workplace may cause its existence. The equal pacE web tool is based on econometric techniques. An ordinary least squares (OLS) regression is performed with the following controls: a gender variable, the number of standardised years in education, the tenure, the (potential) employment experience, the job complexity and the management level. Users receive information on the proportion of the gender pay gap accounted for by each of these characteristics. In addition, the adjusted gender pay gap is shown. Several calculations allow the presentation of comprehensive gender-related data on the link between earnings and workers' characteristics.

Please find some information how to use the equal pacE web tool and what are the results of an analysis (outcome report):

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