Gender Pay Gap 2019
The construction industry is known for being one of the poorest industries for pay inequality and gender diversity and in 2019 the gender pay gap did narrow significantly but still stands at 20% according to RICS and MacDonald & Company.
Following the publishing of our 2019 gender pay gap report, it was disappointing to report an increase in our mean and median hourly rates.
However we know that the biggest single reason for our gender pay gap is because women only represent 18% of our workforce, which we will continue to work hard to improve.
We are proud to say though that we have a strong female representation at senior leader level and our holding company JSSH limited have an equal representation of men and women on its board.
Whilst we regret to report an increase in our gender pay gap report, in 2019, we have worked hard to:
- Appoint a board diversity sponsor
- Introduce a behaviours framework
- Continue to develop our managers and leaders through a ‘Stepping Up’ programme
- Work hard to create opportunities for flexible working
All of which are designed to help us achieve greater diversity at Novus.
Alan Nixon, CEO states “Under my leadership, the Board will continue to drive activity and initiatives identified in our 3 year people plan which I’m confident will make a positive difference and encourage greater diversity in all areas of our business.”
To discover more about gender, pay gap, read our report here.
Build Back Better: The Novus Food Bank Appeal
At the end of 2020, 32% of Novus colleagues voted that Novus should support local food banks and subsequently we launched the Novus Food Bank Appeal in December as part of our wider Build Back Better Campaign.