CIPD provides early analysis of Year Two Gender Pay Gap Data

8 Apr 2019 02:39 PM

CIPD labour market economist Jon Boys provides early analysis of the second year of gender pay gap data as CIPD chief executive Peter Cheese urges more organisation to explain their numbers and provide an action plan for change 

The CIPD has conducted early analysis of this year’s gender pay gap data once the midnight deadline had passed.

Analysis from CIPD labour market economist Jon Boys found: 

Regional analysis:

Voluntary reporting:

Industry analysis:

Positive change: 

Providing a narrative on the data:

The CIPD is urging organisations to be more transparent about their data, why the numbers are what they are and what they are doing to reduce their gender pay gap moving forward. 

Peter Cheese, chief executive of the CIPD, comments:

“It’s disappointing that many employers are still not providing a narrative or action plan.  Organisations that simply provide their numbers are failing to meet the increasing appetite and expectation for transparency amongst all stakeholders, including employees, investors, and regulators. Financial figures would never be given without any explanation for them, and gender pay gap reporting should be no different.

“As we head into the third year of gender pay gap reporting we need to see more of how organisations are responding and the actions they are taking. 

On the increase to the gender pay gap, Cheese comments: 

“Some of this may be from businesses initially focused on bringing more women into entry-levels roles in order to build a pipeline of female talent. This is a genuine commitment to lasting change and we must welcome these efforts even if it does mean the numbers do initially go up instead of down.”