Gender pay gap

We are an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.

This involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation which are shown below; it will not involve publishing individual employees date.

We are required to publish the results on our own website and a government website.  We will do this within one calendar year of 5 April 2017.

We can use these results to assess:

The levels of gender equality in our workplace
The balance of male and female employees at different levels
How effectively talent is being maximised and rewarded.

The challenge in our organisation and across Great Britain is to eliminate any gender pay gap.

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Understanding the Gender Pay Gap

Hesley Group’s workforce has more female employees (68%) than male employees (32%) which is representative of the care sector and may impact upon any results for gender pay.  Our median pay gap is -1.3% which is significantly lower than the ONS national median pay gap of 18.4% for 2017 and highlights that in actual fact as a median average all employees are paid equally because there is no pay gap from males to females.  Our mean pay gap of 7.6% is also significantly lower than the ONS mean pay gap of 17.4%.

The proportion of men and women receiving bonuses was high in this year. This related to a one-off event; refinancing of the business.  The mean bonus gender pay gap is high due to most senior positions being held by males and where the largest bonuses have been paid.  However, the median bonus gender pay gap was 0% as most of the employees received a bonus in this year.

Across the pay quartiles the spread of males and females is fairly even indicating there are no real differences across the pay bands.

Hesley Group is committed to treating all employees fairly regardless of gender and to ensure equality has a range of policies in procedures to facilitate this with a transparent pay structure in place.

I confirm the data reported is accurate.

Anthony Robinson
Finance Director
28 March 2018