The unjustified pay gap between men and women is still present, and it seems that it will not go away without some focused efforts. Although countless studies and reports show that the gap is there, many still do not believe it impacts their own organisation. The EU Commission is increasingly communicating that the issue must be addressed. Some countries have begun the journey and have insights to share. Data analysis to determine the gap and structured implementation of measures to close the gap is increasingly used.
Dr Margrét Vilborg Bjarnadóttir will participate in this important event on the 29 June.
Margrét Bjarnadóttir, prof. at the University of Maryland and founder of PayAnalytics, and Henrike Von Platen, founder and CEO of the FPI Fair Pay Innovation Lab in Berlin, have been having their coffee together on Fridays since early 2020.
On the 17th of March, companies will be awarded based on the Universal Fair Pay Check. This international certification measures equal pay performance in a coordinated way between companies in different countries.
Companies in Spain are now obligated to take action to ensure equal pay for work of equal value. DireACTIVAS, one of our partners in Spain, wrote an article (in Spanish) on the new legislation and the potential impact it will have on equality in Spain. We are happy to assist Spanish companies in fulfilling the requirements of the new legislation - and our solution is of course also in Spanish!
Come and join us virtually for a conversation about equal pay: the fast changing legislation around the world, the role of analysis and data driven decision support, the equal pay journey and key levers to drive change - all packed into 90 minutes.
Margrét Bjarnadóttir from PayAnalytics will participate in a Reykjavik Global Forum 2020 digital session on Wednesday 11th November 09:30 UTC.
The name of the event is A Fair Diagnosis: It’s time to close the wage gap - FPI Lab and you can register using the registration link below.
Det Berlinbaserade Fair Pay Innovation Lab (FPI) lanserar den Universal Fair Pay Check (Universella rättvisa lönechecken), en standardiserad internationell metod för att garantera rättvis betalning. FPI har valt PayAnalytics som sin partner till Universal Fair Pay Check.
Nordic Women in Tech Awards has nominated one of our founders, Margrét Bjarnadóttir, in the category Entrepreneur of the year. We are super proud of Margrét and thankful for the nomination!
In a recent blog post for PRCA PayAnalytics Co-founder and Chairman Margrét Bjarnadóttir explains in a nutshell how data and analytics are essential to the process of closing pay gaps – and keeping them closed. She explains, among other things, the two types of pay gaps most commonly mentioned in the press and the difference between the two. The blogpost also embeds a video where Margrét amongst others discusses the role of ethics and fairness when closing pay gaps. The discussion was a part of the PRCA Ethics month.
The World Economic Forum estimates that it will take over 200 years to close the gender pay gap. No one should have the patience to wait that long. How can we accelerate change? The answer may lay in data and models with a good dose of transparency.
The journey starts with gathering the data and understanding the pay structure. Then companies move on to identifying areas for improvement and eliminating unexplained demographic pay gaps through corrective action—in other words, ensuring equal pay for equal work.
New Business Venture Fund har investerat 525 000 USD i programvaruföretaget PayAnalytics.
PayAnalytics har utvecklat en molnlösning för lika lön och vuxit snabbt de senaste åren. Deras lösning hjälper redan över 50 företag och organisationer på Island att eliminera löneklyftan mellan könen och sysselsätter totalt 30 000 anställda, eller cirka 14 % av den isländska arbetsmarknaden.
It is amazing to see one of our partners, the insurance company Sjóvá, perform so well. A company with 60% women on the board of directors and a female chair.
GEMMAQ rates companies in global markets based on how gender balanced their leadership is and is building a corporate gender equality and diversity rating and indexing system.
In a recent article, World-at-work set the spotlight on Reykjavík Energy and their pay equity work. Pay equity has been top-of-mind for Reykjavik Energy for quite some time, even before the topic was regularly making headlines.
The National University Hospital of Iceland has signed a contract to use PayAnalytics for their equal pay analyses.
42% of organizations are planning for pay equity adjustments in 2020 according to the recently published @WorldatWork 2019-2020 Salary Budget Survey. Is yours one of them? PayAnalytics can help. Our customers use PayAnalytics to assist them in every step on the way towards a transparent and fair pay structure. Our software solution recommends individual raises to close the gap, quickly detects outliers, gives an overview of the cost to help with the budgeting, and so much more.
Demographic pay gaps, including the gender pay gap, are the result of more complex factors than just a desire to minimize payroll expenses. They stem from unconscious biases and processes that are better suited to one group compared to another. And, as multiple executives have found out, good intentions and “mindfulness” are not enough to eliminate the gaps.
"Our goal was to build an easy-to-use application that puts analytics in the hands of HR managers. We have created a web platform that enables users to walk through the process of statistically measuring their pay gaps."
PayAnalytics co-founders David Anderson and Margrét V. Bjarnadóttir wrote an article together with Cristian Dezso and David Gaddis Ross for Harvard Business Review about closing the gender pay gap.
Gender pay equity has become a big point of contention at many companies. Not only have politicians and other public figures spoken out against the gender pay gap, but there has also been a rising tide of high profile lawsuits targeting major employers, most notably in the U.S., with all the bad publicity and financial liability they entail.
Jon Henley, Guardian's Europe correspondent takes a look at how the Icelandic legislation has changed to combat the gender pay gap. One of the people cited in the article is the CEO of Reykjavik Energy. Reykjavik Energy has used PayAnalytics' software in their efforts to close the pay gap. We are proud to be part of their gender lens.