Gender Pay Gap Toolkit 2: Analysing Your Gender Pay Gap

Now your organisation has calculated your gender pay gap, you can explore the data in more detail. Why do women earn on average less than men and what is driving your gender pay gap? The toolkit asks ten questions to help you identify the key issues behind the gender pay gap in your organisation. You will gain a deeper understanding of the cultural and organisational barriers to women’s progression, leading to their lower earning potential. Once you understand what is driving your organisation’s gender pay gap, you will be much better prepared for public reporting.

Business in the Community’s (BITC) gender pay gap toolkit suite covers the following:

  • Understanding your gender pay gap
  • Analysing your gender pay gap (only available to BITC members with a gender partnership)
  • Communicating your gender pay gap (only available to BITC members with a gender partnership)
  • Tackling your gender pay gap – attraction and recruitment (only available to BITC members with a gender partnership)
  • Tackling your gender pay gap – retention and progression (only available to BITC members with a gender partnership)

It is crucial that you as an employer understand what is driving your organisation’s unique pay gap. Not only will it form a critical part of your narrative and your public reporting strategy, it is essential for developing a robust, evidence-based action plan to close the gap. This toolkit takes a holistic approach to analysing your gender pay gap. It outlines the multifaceted and intertwined root causes, from occupational segregation to unequal family roles. It will help you interrogate your organisation’s horizontal and vertical gender segregation, working patterns, leave and flexible working policies, promotion rates and how you audit for equal pay. This will help you identify the driving factors behind your pay gap.

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