The workshop in the United Kingdom took place at the premises of Roland Berger (55 Baker Street, W1U 8EW London) on November 18th, 2015. The workshop was organised in cooperation with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and addressed to:
- Social partner organisations (employer and business organisations, unions, work councils)
- Public authorities
- NGOs (e.g. associations promoting gender diversity)
The workshop provided participants with strategies and tools to support their member institutions in attracting and retaining top talent irrespective of gender and thus contribute to a reduction of the gender pay gap. Hence, the objectives of the workshops were:
- To introduce how equal pacE contributes to a reduction of the gender pay gap
- To understand the status quo of the gender pay gap and its main drivers
- To learn how companies can detect a potential gender pay gap and what they can do to reduce it
- To understand how participants can systematically promote activities regarding the reduction of the gender pay gap and position themselves successfully
- To discuss how other countries are tackling this issue and broaden your network by discussing innovative strategies with peers
Main focal point of discussion was be the equal pacE web tool. The equal pacE web tool helps businesses to analyse their personnel and pay structure and hereby enhances transparency regarding a potential gender pay gap. Results highlight need for action and recommendations are provided to strengthen their personnel structures - irrespective of gender. The equal pacE web tool is easy to use and free of charge.
Workshop participants received comprehensive material for use in their initiatives. The workshop was open to up to 15 representatives of social partner organisations, public authorities and NGOs.