AN Post has become the first major company in Ireland to have no gender pay gap for their employees.
The postal company reduced its pay gap from 3.7% to 0% in just two years.
They say this compares with an 11.3% gender gap across Ireland.
And for the first time in history, the group says women earn slightly more than men.
Their report comes as they plan to hire more female postal workers.
An Post’s Eleanor Nash said: “Traditionally, our field has been more male-driven, and to remedy this, we’ve launched a number of initiatives to encourage more women to get involved. and progress into senior roles at An Post, such as encouraging female colleagues to raise their hands for advancement opportunities, using new software to remove gender bias from role profiles roles, develop a gender-balanced shortlist, promote flexible work arrangements and develop our Aspire Female Talent Accelerator Program; Advance, our An Post Mentoring Program and our premier customized Strategic Leadership Development Program. ”
The gender pay gap is the difference in the amount paid per hour for men and women.
In An Post, they now have a 50:50 balance in management and have increased the number of women as Process Area Managers since 2019.
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Tánaiste Leo Varadkar congratulates the company for prioritizing the pay gap.
“An Post is at the vanguard of efforts to close the wage gap between workplaces,” he said. Over a two-year period, the company brought the gap to zero.
“I congratulate An Post on its leadership and ambition.
“The gender pay gap in society is unreasonable and unfair and needs to be closed in every workplace.
“An Post does a great job at leading the company level. Many other companies are striving to set a similar example and I urge them to act as quickly as possible.
“This Gender Pay Gap Act finally initiated by the Government and enacted by Oireachtas will be the catalyst for more companies to achieve what An Post has achieved.”
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