Today’s 10 great gender pay gap narratives

10th August 2023

Staff member Samantha

Samantha Gee

Way back in 2017/18, when gender pay gap reporting was new, we wrote a couple of blogs sharing some of the best voluntary narratives.    

Those blogs are still amongst our most popular articles, and we’ve written quite a few since then!  It’s clear an update is well overdue so I’m sharing some ‘top tips’ and a selection of good examples. 

First off, what makes a good voluntary narrative? 

And now for some examples. 

It hasn’t been so easy to choose this time.  There were a few hundred companies with narratives back then.  For April 2022, over 14,000 organisations have published pay gap data and nearly half of these also provide a narrative.

Here’s ten that have caught my eye (in alphabetical order):

  1. Alexander Mann Solutions
  2. Allen & Overy
  3. Ashurst LLP
  4. HSBC Holdings
  5. KPMG
  6. Milton Keynes College
  7. PwC
  8. Reckitt
  9. Shell
  10. The Children’s Society

I realise there are many more organisations out there that are also doing this brilliantly and I apologies for not including them all!

In looking for good narratives, I’ve also seen some not so good examples.  Here’s some suggestions of what not to do:

As at the date of this blog, 264 have published their April 2023 figures, and less than half of these have provided a voluntary narrative.

So there’s still time to create an authentic and informative narrative.  We’d love to help!

Thank you to Jane Richards and Duncan Brown for your suggestions.

How we can help

At Verditer, we make reward more effective.  Do get in touch if you’d like help with your pay gap calculations or narrative.

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