The CII has voluntarily published the ethnicity pay gap of its employees.
Public disclosure of its ethnicity pay gap is an attempt by the CII to lead the sector by example and encourage dialogue around improving diversity and inclusion. Whether the government chooses to legislate in favour of mandating the ethnicity pay gap or not, as an organisation that falls beneath the government's minimum size for reporting, the CII would not be required to report its figures.
The ethnicity pay gap data is part of a new CII report containing recommendations for employers on how they can foster a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Reviewing recruitment approaches and introducing mandatory training for managers to raise awareness of unconscious bias in recruiting are included in the recommendations.
Some 70% of CII employees volunteered their ethnicity for the survey and key takeaways from the results include:
- The mean hourly pay gap is less than 1% and very narrowly favours white colleagues by 1% in favour -- almost a nil pay gap exists;
- The median hourly pay gap is 16% and indicates ethnic colleagues are favoured over white employees by nearly 16%.
The full Ethnicity Pay Gap report can be viewed at: bit.ly/2GEWr0b