Since the recent salary list of the top BBC broadcasters was published, the issue of the gender pay gap has been discussed now more than ever in the media.
This comes after the list revealed that only one third of people earning over £150k were women.
Despite years of contesting, protesting and arguing this latest news proves that there is still an inequality when it comes to gender pay.
When thinking about the gender pay gap picture it as a glass ceiling. Are you still with me? Basically, this is the idea that there are invisible barriers and obstacles that prevent women from achieving further success.
BUT FINALLY, things are looking like they are about to change. Since the 6th April 2017 it is law that employers in Great Britain with more than 250 staff will be required to publish annually, four types of figures on both their own websites and the governments. These figures will include:
- Gender pay gap (mean and median averages)
- Gender bonus gap (mean and median averages)
- Proportion of men and women receiving bonuses
- Proportion of men and women in each quarterly of the organisation’s pay structure
By making these figures public for employees, customers and future recruits to see, the aim is to get employers to take new and faster actions to eliminate their gender pay gap.
Let’s just hope that this will be the ultimate crack we will need to finally break through that glass ceiling.