Gender pay vs equal pay
A gender pay gap shows the difference in average pay across all of the men and women in an organisation, industry or country as a whole. It can be driven by the differing number of men and women across all roles. It is not the same as an equal pay comparison which looks at how much men and women are paid for carrying out the same role.
How we calculated our numbers
Under the UK Government’s new Gender Pay Gap regulation, companies need to report their gender pay gap for all legal entities in Great Britain with more than 250 employees. RSS Global, a portfolio of brands, including Blue Arrow, specialising in staffing and workforce solutions in the UK, Ireland and Asia Pacific has provided reports for its 2 legal entities in the UK that fulfil these criteria. We have included the combined gender pay data for all our employees in the UK, including those in legal entities with less than 250 employees. As required, we have provided data on all of our permanent and temporary employees. Given we are a staffing business, we have a very high number of temporary employees on our payrolls at any one time working in roles for our customers. This number fluctuates depending on requirements from our clients, and typically the rate of pay that our temporary workers receive is decided by our clients.
Pay quartiles explained
A pay quartile is calculated by listing the hourly pay rates for everyone in the business then dividing them in to four equal sized groups. We then work out the percentage of men and women in each group.