enei Comments on Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting
12 February 2016
Following the Government’s publication of draft regulations for Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting, enei chief executive Denise Keating commented:
“The draft regulations have been constructed in consultation with employers, and it is encouraging to see that employers have engaged in the process without attempting to water down any proposals. These rules should not be seen as a punishment for employers but a real opportunity to create a difference in tackling the gender pay gap and increasing female representation at the higher levels of organisations.
“For government and employers, the real challenge remains in increasing the number of women working outside of health, education and retail, and ensuring that the girls currently in the education system receive informed, non-biased advice about how they can maximise their career potential when they complete their education. By creating inclusive work cultures and tackling unconscious bias, organisations will reap the benefits of talented women progressing in their organisations.”