The issue highlights that many organisations are not taking gender pay gap reporting seriously. It also suggests that more needs to be done to ensure that organisations meet the guidelines in full. This could come through more meaningful action being taken against those who fail to comply.
According to Innes Miller, Chief Commercial Officer of paygaps.com
, "Organisations that fail to include a link are sending a message that says that gender pay gap reporting is simply a compliance excercise and not something that is important to their future. It reflects poorly among current employees, prospective employees, customers and investors who are looking for a commitment and a clear understanding of how the organisation plans to achieve greater equality".
WOB's Fiona Hathorn added : "I have always been a Gender Pay Gap reporting fan, knowing how important transparency and data are as regards accountability and change, but measurement needs management. We now need the government to step up and call the companies to account that are not following the legislation. Currently, it seems that no one, other than the media, is policing anything."