MARCH 1, 2018 - London: Pearson has published its 2017 Gender Pay Gap report under new government regulations that came into effect in the UK in 2017.
Pearson’s overall median gender pay gap for this time period is 15 per cent and the mean gender pay gap is 21 per cent. Analysis of the data shows that the gender pay gap at Pearson in Great Britain is primarily a result of having fewer women in senior level roles.
Pearson is already working on ways to better support women to realize their full potential and progress into the most senior roles, helping to develop a much stronger pipeline of diverse leaders. In addition, earlier this year, the company made an additional voluntary commitment to extend gender pay reporting globally by 2020.
Chief Human Resources Officer Anna Vikström Persson, said: “We value the unique skills, perspectives, and backgrounds of our employees. The more diverse our people and inclusive our culture, the better we can be at meeting the needs of our customers and learners around the world.”
Read Pearson’s Gender Pay Report 2017.
About the incoming gender pay regulation
Companies with more than 250 employees in Great Britain are required to report this information annually, and Pearson has five legal entities that fall within the scope of the legislation.
The new regulations require organisations to share median and mean percentage difference in average pay and bonus pay for men and women, and the percentage of men and women receiving bonuses. The difference between genders in four quartiles of pay levels is published as well.
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