Report four: Understanding and addressing your gender pay gap

The gender pay gap is bad news for business. The good news is, you and your team can do something about it. With no time to waste, this latest report is here to help you and your team understand what the gender pay gap is, why your company should care, and what you can do about it.

  • Gain a clear understanding of the causes of gender pay gaps and the dangers of doing nothing
  • Find out how the gender gap pay effects your all-important diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives
  • Discover what leading employers are doing to reduce the gender pay gap in their organization
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What is the gender pay gap? 

Despite common misconceptions, the gender pay gap is not the same as equal pay. While a contributor to the pay gap (particularly at the enterprise level) unequal pay for the equal value of work is illegal.

The gender pay gap is the difference in average earnings between women and men.

One policy can have a real impact 

As revealed in this report, this involves focusing in on several of WORK180’s key standards:

  • Pay equity
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Career development
  • Inclusive hiring practices
  • Representative Leadership
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      “Gender equity in the workplace is long overdue. Although there isn’t one right solution for every company, every little step in the right direction matters.”

      Andréa Long
      Marketing, Recruiting, and Diversity & Inclusion Professional, member of the WORK180 DEI Board

      WORK180 helps organizations of all sizes and stages of their DEI journey to build and benefit from a truly diverse workforce.


      We provide a wide range of expert tools, guidance, and (for eligible employers only) a globally recognized endorsement.

      Where should you be focusing your efforts when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion?

      Empower, listen and learn from underrepresented voices in your organization using Experience180 — the ready-made engagement survey you can provide in partnership with WORK180.