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Gender Pay Gap Report 2023
From 2015, it has been a legal requirement for companies with more than 250 people to publish their gender pay gap data. The gender pay gap is different to equal pay; legislation makes it clear that people doing equal jobs should get equal pay, irrespective of their gender. Men and women at Svella Connect who do equivalent jobs are already being paid equally.
The gender pay gap is the difference in the average pay of men and women in an organisation irrespective of their role or seniority.
Here at Svella Connect, we know that people are key to our success. We encourage fairness and equality in all aspects of our business, and it is important to stress that Svella Connect pays the same to employees that do the same work. However, we do have a gender pay gap, with an overall bias towards women.
The telecommunications industry has traditionally been male dominated, this legacy means that over 90% of our workforce is male. While more men occupy positions at every level, this has been particularly evident in operational roles, as displayed in the quartiles above, which tend to be lower paid positions. Women at Svella Connect predominantly work in central services positions such as Finance, Human Resources and Administration which are traditionally paid higher. As a result, the mean and median pay gap in the Upper and Upper Mid Quartiles are biased in favour of women, while the mean and median pay gap in the Lower and Lower Mid Quartiles are biased in favour of men.
Although these figures are not unfavourable for the business, we are not complacent and will continue to monitor our performance, and implement initiatives which will balance out the bias towards typically male and female roles, such as reviewing our candidate attraction and selection, development opportunities for aspiring managers, reviewing our family friendly policies and monitoring our demographics.
I confirm that Svella Connect is committed to the principle of gender pay equality and has prepared its 2023 gender pay gap results in line with mandatory requirements.
Svella Connect Managing Director