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Pay Gaps Conference for Employers : Gender - Ethnicity - Disability

Danubius Hotel Regents Park , 18 Lodge Road, St. John's Wood, London NW8 7JT

"Four in 10 employers have seen their gender pay gap increase in the last year, despite being forced by the Government to publish the figures for the second year running." - Telegraph, 2019

The legislation for gender pay gap reporting came into force on 6th April 2017, affecting public, private and voluntary sector employers. The act requires employers to comply with a level of “unprecedented transparency” (Chartered Management Institute), yet it seems greater levels of transparency are still required with ethnicity and disability pay gaps also under scrutiny.

Registration fee: £395 plus VAT per delegate

“We (now) have people speaking about eliminating the gender pay gap as a business imperative. That’s pretty seismic” Helene Reardon-Bond, former Head of Gender and Equality, Government Equalities Office

77% of companies pay men more than women - EHRC

Post-2019 reporting deadline is when the reporting really matters, and companies’ reports will come under close public scrutiny. They need to demonstrate real commitment to reducing pay gaps in the medium- and long-term through practical strategies. The government are also consulting on the probability of ethnicity and disability reporting.
Business benefits include:
Attracting and retaining diverse takent
Reputation and brand recognition
Building employee trust
Employee engagement and buy-in to implementing medium- and long-term solutions

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/01/gender-pay-gap-2018-brought-transparency-will-2019-bring-change

Feedback from last year's conference

"Highly recommend" - Royal College of Physicians

"Real focus on gender pay gap was excellent" - Homes for Haringay

"Very good" - Teleford Homes Plc

"Very helpful and eye opening" - Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Which functions will benefit from attending

  • HR, Equality and Diversity, Operations, Policy, Strategy, Company Secretaries, Legal and Advisory, Trade Unions, Recruitment

Schedule

Registration and coffee

Chair's welcome and opening remarks

OPENING ADDRESS

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 12 MONTHS ON – WHAT DO THE FIGURES REALLY TELL US?

  • Interpreting the figures for a realistic overview
  • What tangible progress has been made?
  • Recognising the business case for diverse workforces
  • Pushing the agenda for diversity in leadership
  • Skillset challenges: what now for UK plc?

LEGAL UPDATE AND ANALYSIS

  • Government perspective and proposals
  • 1st January 2019 regulations: what must you disclose and how must that be communicated?
  • The role of the EHRC
  • What conclusions can be drawn from the published reports?
  • And from industries that have been slow to publish?
  • Societal analyses:
    • Women’s ‘choices’?
    • Better-paid industries
    • Promoting shared parental leave
    • Flexible working at all levels

Coffee and networking

EFFECTIVELY EMBEDDING CULTURE CHANGE: KEY STRATEGIES AND MESSAGES

  • Identifying the reasons behind your pay gap
  • Where does the pay challenge fit within a much wider inclusion strategy?
  • How do working practices need to change to attract a broader candidate base?
  • Identifying and tackling the mindsets that need to change
  • Analysing who is affected and how

CASE STUDY: IDENTIFYING AND REMOVING THE BARRIERS TO PROGRESSION

  • Quantifying the benefits of early reporting
  • Where do you need to concentrate? Identifying your organisation’s weak areas
  • Examining your recruitment policy: collecting and analysing data historically and in the future
  • Attraction: smart ways to raise your organisation’s profile to more candidates
  • Diversity beyond gender
  • What support and professional development do you need to implement?

Lunch and networking

PANEL DEBATE GENDER, ETHNICITY AND DISABILITY PAY EQUALITY: SOCIAL JUSTICE OR PANDORA’S BOX?

  • Reporting challenges
  • Ensuring like-for-like comparisons
  • Pros and cons
  • Educational/cultural/age/promotion prospect prospects
  • Lessons learned from Gender Gap Reporting

CASE STUDY: PROMOTING YOUR VALUES TO OPTIMISE YOUR RECRUITMENT STRATEGY

  • Setting goals and ensuring they are widely communicated and understood
  • Smart recruitment: campaigns that reflect your values
  • Leveraging senior networks

Afternoon tea and networking

ETHNICITY AND DISABILITY PAY GAPS

  • How and when to start collecting data: methods to facilitate the process
  • Maintaining your data collection
  • Evaluating culture and pay structures: where should you be making changes?
  • Analysis and interpretation: turning stats into actionable intelligence

CASE STUDY: REPORTING DISABILITY, SEXUALITY AND ETHNICITY

  • Why we voluntarily expanded our pay gap reporting
  • Findings, analysis and conclusions
  • Internal and external messages
  • Future strategies: key aims and objectives

Wrap up and end of conference

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