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14 May

Trend shows rising employment across the East Midlands

The number of people in work in the East Midlands has risen for five out of the past six months according to figures released this morning.

08 May

Chamber welcomes Highlander as new Patron

A company with almost 25 years’ experience of taking the complications out of corporate IT has become the latest Patron of East Midlands Chamber.

25 Apr

Nottingham City Council release Procurement Strategy

Nottingham City Council’s Procurement Strategy (2018-2023) outlines its ambitions to ensure a percentage of spend is within the local economy.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Earlier this year, legislation was introduced to tackle the UK’s gender pay gap. Organisations with over 250 employees must gather data on their pay structure and declare any imbalance in earnings. The difference in the gender pay gap reflects how many males hold higher-paid positions in comparison to female colleagues. While the UK ranks above average globally, only 1 in 10 women work for an organisation that pays them more than men.


Sage Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Although not a legal requirement, smaller companies can also measure and submit their gender pay gap data. By drawing attention to a disproportion in earnings, employers can explore the reasons behind the wage gap and take action to tackle it head-on. Adopting open communication around pay and a level of transparency, allows smaller businesses to show they’re progressive and taking steps to fight inequality.

Once a gap is identified, many steps can be taken to champion gender diversity. By encouraging women into non-traditional roles, leadership programmes and supporting those returning from maternity leave, employers can reduce their staff turnover. This, in turn, will increase morale and the organisation will benefit from having a more diverse team. In the guide to Gender Pay Gap Reporting Sage provides employers with the information required to calculate their gender pay gap and explains how to improve the working environment for all.


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