Gender pay gap report gives chance for recruiters
Gender pay gap report gives chance for recruiters committed to diversity to shine, says REC
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is today publishing a report which shines the light on the gender pay gap in the financial services sector.
One of the key findings is that pay gaps exist at the point of recruitment which will put a real focus on recruitment procedures within the financial services sector.
The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) was given a 'heads up' on the report in a meeting with the EHRC Chief Executive Trevor Phillips together with other leading business organisations such as the IOD, CBI and BCC.
Commenting on the potential implications for recruiters in this sector, Tom Hadley, the RECs Director of External Relations says: "Last week's meeting confirmed that there will be an increasing onus on employers in the financial services sector to review current recruitment procedures. Within this context, there will be real opportunities for agencies operating in this sector to show that they are ahead of the game in terms of equality issues.
"In addition, there is increasing recognition for the recruitment industrys voice on the diversity and equality agenda and to this end, the REC will continue to work closely with the EHRC and key Government departments.