The latest in our long line of panel-led debates – albeit the first at the home of our new academic sponsor, King’s College, London – takes on the thorny and hugely topical issue of gender pay reporting.
The Government is close to finalising the requirements for all companies over 250 employees to report on the gender pay gap in their organisations. Some 40 years after the Equal Pay Act many see this as a welcome move to increase transparency and shame employers into ensuring they treat men and women fairly in pay decisions. Others, however, are more concerned that the requirement does not help and enable organisations to get to grips with the real issues in order to genuinely “close the gender pay gap in a generation.” The fear is that the blunt focus on the totemic issue of pay is a hindrance to practical progress.
Join us on 7th June at King’s where our esteemed panel will debate all sides of the argument.
Our panellists include:
Chris Charman is a Principal of Mercer in the UK Talent business with 20 years’ experience in the reward, performance management and talent fields. He has led or advised on equal pay issues for many years, and leads the Mercer support to clients on addressing the challenges of the Gender Pay Gap Reporting. Chris also worked with the EHRC’s technical advisory group on gender pay gap measurement for s78 of the Equalities Act. He has a B.A in History and Sociology from Warwick University, a MA in Industrial Relations from Warwick Business School and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Chris has previously been employed by Towers Watson and KPMG
Janet Walsh is Professor of Human Resource Management and Employment Relations at King’s College, London. She has a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Leeds and a Masters and PhD from the University of Warwick. Her principal research activities are in the areas of human resource management and flexible work arrangements; working-time, gender and the work-family/life interface; call centres and employee well-being, and the human resource management practices of multinational corporations. She has undertaken a study of the temporal and organisational experiences of part-time employees and an analysis of the factors associated with work-life imbalance among female and male hospital doctors. Currently, she is engaged on a study of harassment and bullying. She is also working on a project concerned with retention, career development and work-life balance in professional law firms.
Cy Murray is the Global Head of Reward and HR Policy at Apollo Tyres, a global tyre manufacturer and owner of the Vredestein brand. During her 25 year career in HR and Reward, Cy has held senior domestic and international Compensation and Benefit roles at Sainsbury’s, American Express and EdF Energy.
The attendance fee of £42 (£35 + VAT) includes selection of canapes and wine. Places are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so book your place now to avoid disappointment.
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