Women looking to forge a career in the automotive sector face many of the same challenges they faced 30 years ago, delegates at Automechanika Birmingham were told.
… but some dealers believe ‘sensationalised reporting’ of gender pay gaps could actually make problem worse as sector works to attract more women
A summary of some of the main changes this April in employment law and taxation and what impact they are likely to have on those in the motor trade.
The Government’s gender pay gap reporting demands could “remove barriers” and create greater opportunities for women to rise to the top of the automotive retail sector, it has been suggested.
Peninsula’s employment law director Alan Price outlines the five changes to employment law, the deadlines and how to prepare your business.
With less than a month until the gender pay gap (GPG) reporting deadline, less than 15% of eligible organisations have published their results, with some experts predicting that a sizeable proportion will fail to make the early-April cut-off.
Following the release of its Gender Pay Gap Report, Auto Trader has pledged its commitment to attracting women to higher paid technology roles.
Car dealers and other businesses have until April 4 to display the difference in what they pay men and women.
The IMI has called for the industry to stamp out bias towards men ahead of the Gender Pay Gap deadline.
From Thursday (April 6 ), large employers are under a responsibility to produce and publish a yearly report on their gender pay gap.
According to Eurostat, just 16% of the automotive retail workforce is made up of women.
Changing legislation poses challenges for how motor retailers deal with their workers
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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