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Pay and employment equity

An employee’s pay, conditions, experiences in the workplace and access to jobs at all levels of their workplace should not be affected by their gender.

Pay equity means gender doesn’t affect what people are paid. Women receive the same pay as men for doing the same work and also for doing work that is different but of equal value. The value of work is assessed in terms of skills, knowledge, responsibility, effort and working conditions. Other considerations in setting remuneration can include market factors, productivity and performance.

Employment equity is about fairness at work. It means people have the same opportunities to participate fully in employment regardless of their gender.

Gender pay gap

Employment equity is about fairness at work. It means people have the same opportunities to participate fully in employment regardless of their gender.

Pay review process

Use this review process to assess whether your organisation’s pay and rewards, and participation in job types and levels are affected by gender.

Pay review analysis

To assess the impact of gender on the pay and participation of women, organisations need to analyse quantitative HR and payroll data.

Equitable job evaluation

Job evaluation is a systematic analytical process to work out the ‘size’ of a job relative to others.

Gender job evaluation standard

Provides information on how to support and promote gender equitable job evaluation.

Spotlight skills recognition tool

A set of tools designed to help managers write position descriptions, select staff, manage performance and encourage individual and career development.

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