The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2019 (Bill 30 of 2019) is currently going through the legislative process and it is important for Irish employers to begin preparations at an early stage. Gender pay gap reporting is likely to become mandatory for employers who have an employee volume above a certain number.
To assist with this potential reporting obligation, SimplePay has added a Gender field to the Basic Info screen for employees. You can indicate the gender of each employee individually or in bulk as follows:
- Go to Employees
- Select an employee
- Go to Edit Info > Basic Info
- Select ‘Male’ or ‘Female’ from the Gender dropdown list
- Click Save
- Go to Employees > Bulk Actions > Essentials
- Select ‘Male’ or ‘Female’ from the Gender dropdown list next to each employee
- Click Save
You will now also be able to indicate the gender of each employee when you add employees individually or in bulk. This is covered in more detail on our help site here.
Reporting will include mean and median pay gaps in hourly pay and bonuses, gender discrepancies for employees that receive bonuses and benefits in kind, and action plans to resolve these differences.
You can obtain the numerical data from the Transaction History Report by going to Reports > Transaction History Report. You can then use Excel’s sort functionality and mean and median formulas to calculate the needed information. More information about reports from SimplePay can be found here.
If you require any assistance, please contact our support team.