Kier Group reports 19.1% mean gender pay gap

Kier Group reports 19.1% mean gender pay gap

Kier Group has reported a mean gender pay gap of 19.1% for hourly pay as at April 2019.

The organisation, which currently has over 15,000 employees. reported its gender pay gap data in line with the government’s gender pay gap reporting regulations.

The reporting regulations require organisations with 250 or more employees to publish the differences in mean and median hourly rates of pay for male and female full-time employees, the gap in men and women’s mean and median bonus pay, the proportions of male and female employees awarded bonus pay, and the proportions of male and female full-time employees in the lower, lower middle, upper-middle and upper quartile pay bands.

Due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, gender pay gap reporting regulations have been suspended for the 2019/2020 reporting period, however, some organisations have chosen to do so voluntarily.

Kier’s median gender pay gap for fixed hourly pay is 13.4%, as at April 2019. On average women, earn 86p compared to every £1 their male counterparts earn.

Its mean gender pay gap for bonuses paid during the reporting period is 33.3%; which is an increase of 5.9% from the 27.4% gap in 2018. The median gender pay gap for bonus payments is 51%, compared to 11.8% in 2018.

Over the reporting period, 10.5% of female employees and 21.3% of male employees received bonus payments. This is an increase of 4.5% and 3.3% since 2018.

Just over one in ten (13%) of employees in the highest pay quartile at Kier are female, compared to 20% in the second quartile, 26% in the third quartile and 26% in the lowest pay quartile.

Andrew Davies, chief executive at Kier Group, said: “We are committed to developing an inclusive workplace, creating an environment which allows our people to thrive and enhancing diversity to deliver more value for our employees, clients and customers.

“Our third annual gender pay report shows that we have the foundations in place, however we recognise we have more work to do, as we look to bring about change over the longer term.

“Gender is just one aspect of diversity and we remain steadfast in our commitment to create a diverse, inclusive culture, one which supports and encourages everyone to give their best, and bring their whole selves to work.”