The Mix approach

You’ve calculated your gender pay gap. Now what?

Our team will help you understand the reasons for your pay gap, identify solutions and create an action plan to reduce the gap. This will include an analysis of internal recruitment and promotion opportunities to ensure fair practices. We benchmark our findings against industry standards and best practices to provide context and identify areas for improvement. We’ll also work with you to communicate your pay gap, writing a gender pay gap report for public release and a comms strategy for internal circulation.

In addition to analysing pay differentials based on gender, Mix also takes an intersectional approach, which enables us to examine how other factors such as race, ethnicity, age, and disability intersect with gender to influence pay gaps. Intersectional analysis allows us to identify and address the unique challenges faced by different demographic groups within you organisation, and ensure that pay equity initiatives are inclusive and equitable for all employees.

What you’ll get

 

Our Gender Pay Gap Analysis service begins with an in-depth review and interpretation of the existing data. We scrutinise pay differentials across various job roles, levels, and departments to identify any patterns or disparities that may exist. Beyond just identifying the existence of a gender pay gap, our analysis focuses on uncovering the root causes behind it. We examine factors including:

  • Occupational segregation
  • Biases in recruitment and promotion processes
  • Lack of transparency in compensation decisions
  • Disparities in performance evaluations

Based on our analysis, we’ll provide your organisation with actionable recommendations for addressing its gender pay gap and promoting pay equity. These recommendations may include implementing transparent and equitable compensation policies, conducting regular pay equity audits, providing training on unconscious bias and diversity awareness, and ways to foster a culture of inclusion and accountability. Our goal is to help organisations develop sustainable solutions that promote fairness and equality in compensation practices.

Closing the gender pay gap is an ongoing journey that requires continuous monitoring and evaluation. We’ll work with your organisation to establish metrics and benchmarks for tracking progress over time, providing insights into how you stack up against competitors and where there may be opportunities for improvement. By regularly monitoring pay equity metrics and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions, we’ll help your organisation ensure it’s making meaningful strides toward closing the gender pay gap and creating a more equitable workplace for all employees.

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2022 Edelman Trust Barometer

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increased likelihood of gender diverse companies financially outperforming competitors
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14.3%

the gender pay gap in median hourly pay
Commons Library Research Briefing, March 2024

Frequently Asked Questions

A gender pay gap analysis is a comprehensive assessment of the differences in pay between male and female employees within an organisation. It evaluates factors such as salary, bonuses, and benefits to identify any disparities and their underlying causes. This analysis is crucial for promoting gender equity, fostering a fair and inclusive workplace, and ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

We’ll start by conducting a thorough review and interpretation of your organisation’s existing pay data. We analyse pay differentials across various job roles, levels, and departments to identify patterns and disparities. Our approach includes examining factors such as occupational segregation, biases in recruitment and promotion processes, and disparities in performance evaluations to uncover the root causes of the gender pay gap. We also take an intersectional approach, examining how factors such as race, ethnicity, age, and disability intersect with gender to influence pay gaps.

The duration of our gender pay gap analysis will vary depending on the size and complexity of your organisation and the availability of data. Typically, the process involves collecting and analysing pay data, conducting a review of relevant policies and practices, identifying root causes of disparities, and developing actionable recommendations. We work closely with each client to customise the analysis process and timeline to meet their specific needs and objectives.

Involving a diverse group of stakeholders ensures that the gender pay gap analysis is thorough, accurate, and actionable, ultimately leading to more effective strategies for achieving pay equity. A typical Mix gender pay gap analysis may include:

  • HR Managers and Specialists
  • Compensation and Benefits Analysts
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Team
  • Data Analysts and Statisticians
  • Senior Leadership and Executives
  • Department Heads and Managers
  • Legal and Compliance Teams
  • Employee Representatives, for example from Unions or ERGs
  • IT and Data Security Teams to secure handling and storage of sensitive data and assist with data extraction and processing from various HR systems

Yes we do! Our bespoke or online training can provide your organisation with the tools to understand, address, and ultimately close the gender pay gap. Our training covers the foundational concepts of pay equity, the legal and ethical implications of gender pay disparities, and methodologies for conducting pay gap analyses.

Participants learn how to identify and mitigate unconscious biases that may influence compensation decisions, understand the impact of organisational culture on pay equity, and develop strategies to ensure fair and transparent pay practices. Through interactive sessions, case studies, and practical exercises, employees and leaders gain a deeper understanding of the multifaceted nature of the gender pay gap and the steps required to address it effectively. Get in touch to find out more about training options.

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