Equal Value Compliant Pay

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What is Equal Value Compliant Pay?

  • Most organisations strive for fairness when attracting, motivating and retaining staff, while remaining in full compliance with legal requirements.
  • But implementing those requirements can be a considerable undertaking.  Particularly when there is a legacy of inequality, which may be embedded in pay structures.

 ’1970 Equal Pay Act: it is unlawful for employers to discriminate between men and women in pay and conditions where they are doing: the same or similar work; work rated as equivalent in a job evaluation study; or work of equal value.’

(‘Sex discrimination and equal pay’, http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Employment/)

We can help you to…

  • Develop an overall strategic approach to addressing compliant pay; and
  • Understand the job measurement aspects of the process.

The process

  • The advice currently available often favours technical compliance and meeting equality policy goals. But we think this can lessen the focus on fairness.
  • Instead, we suggest a well-managed change process, to enable and fund equal value pay.

The Ways Job Family Allocation Tool © can help to…

  • Avoid a mass job evaluation exercise while adhering to the principles of equal value compliant pay.
  • Step one: the allocator assesses the most appropriate Job Family for a job to be assigned to.
  • Step two: the allocator uses his or her knowledge of the job to analyse it against the predetermined critical factors that differentiate between each Job Family level.
  • Step three: the allocator then decides upon the most appropriate Job Family level, allocating the job to the corresponding role profile for that level.

Our expertise enables you to…

  • Integrate equal value compliance into your reward system;
  • Perfect pay modelling, to establish an affordable approach;
  • Draw from our partnerships with specialist employment lawyers, who offer a comprehensive advice service; and
  • Feel supported if you are undergoing a legal challenge.


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