The Gender Pay Gap in Construction

  10 APRIL, 2019      INDUSTRY INSIGHTS
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The construction industry is known for being one of the poorest industries for pay inequality and gender diversity. 

Following the publishing of the 2018 gender pay gap report, find out more information on how we at Novus are making positive changes within the construction industry.

Construction News has released the gender pay statistics for the top 100 contractors and, as with supply chain payment performance we have performed well for our industry.

Overall, we have the 18th smallest gap (19.8%) and have made the 9th biggest improvement (-5.6%) compared to 2017 levels based on the median salary levels which are considered the most accurate indicator.

In 2018, we have seen a positive shift towards better gender diversity and with that our mean and median hourly rate and bonus data have improved significantly. The gender balance of our shareholding, executive management and leadership continued to improve in 2018 and this benefitted the business in, ensuring that our approach, practices and decision making considers the broadest views and perspectives.

Whilst we are proud of our achievements in 2018, we are determined to close the gender pay gap further by ensuring we have a positive, fair, open and transparent culture and will continue to offer:

·         Attractive and fulfilling roles

·         A flexible working environment

·         Great quality leadership and management

·         Accessible development and progression opportunities

·         Fair and consistent rewards and benefits

“At Novus, we understand that we have an important part to play in presenting a more positive perception of our sector and although there is no quick-win solution, we recognise the benefits of continuing to develop our culture and our workplace for the benefit of our clients, our customers, the communities we work in and our colleagues” Alan Nixon, CEO.

To discover more about gender pay gap, read our report here.

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