This specific data, which also includes pay information on contractor and temporary agency staff, will be submitted to the government where it will be published online.
Tom Hadley, director of policy at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation, commented, “We are pleased to see employers, including a number of recruitment agencies, submit their gender pay gap reporting ahead of the deadline. Creating more transparency is a good first step to talk about the opportunities available to everyone at work across our whole labour market.
“Moving forward, our members have a key role to play to help clients increase diversity and inclusion, address historic and systemic barriers to progression and opportunity for all and secure more women in senior roles. Something as simple as tweaking the language in a job advert, promoting flexible hours or thinking about where you advertise could have a big impact.”
Commenting on the gender pay gap reporting within the recruitment industry, he added, “Because the contractors and temporary agency staff recruiters supply are also included in agencies’ reporting, alongside their own employees, it’s difficult to get a clear picture about the state of play for gender balance within our own industry.
“Recruitment itself is an exciting, challenging and fulfilling career where hard-working people can succeed, no matter what their gender or background. We’ll continue to work with members to promote the benefits of working in recruitment and to make our industry a career of choice.”
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