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Close your gender pay gap - a toolkit for business
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has launched on Monday 13 September 2021 a toolkit to help employers take practical steps to address gender equality. The CMI has published new gender pay gap guidance for UK businesses, which includes a raft of measures organisations should be taking, including anonymising CVs and application forms, providing diversity targets to recruitment consultants, and actively promoting shared parental leave and flexible working. The new toolkit provides real-life case studies from business leaders, alongside a list of evidence-based actions to help employers take practical steps to address gender equality. There are links to tried and tested approaches and practical ‘how to’ guides from the Behavioural Insights Team. The guidance includes recommended actions and resources from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the body responsible for enforcing equality laws in Great Britain, which holds the ability to take action against employers who do not comply with their reporting obligations.
Enforcement of gender pay gap reporting will resume in October 2021, fears remain that action around the gender pay gap could be de-prioritised by businesses.