Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Pay audits to focus on age, race and genderOn 17 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today More organisations are conducting equal pay audits than ever before. According to the CIPD’s reward survey, more employers (29 per cent)undertook an audit in 2003 than did in the preceding five years and almost half(48 per cent) plan to conduct a pay audit in 2004. The survey also showed that a significant proportion of pay audits are notonly focusing on gender, but are also covering age and race. CIPD assistant director general, Duncan Brown, attributes the step-change toincreased awareness of issues surrounding equal pay and the pressures ofimpending government action on race and discrimination. “The issue of equal pay is now being investigated rather than beingbrushed under the carpet,” he said. He added that HR departments should play a key role in changing the cultureof organisations, in terms of getting them to understand why different socialgroups should be employed and in seeing older employees as more of an asset. He said it was important to drive this message home as the survey revealedthat just under a fifth (17 per cent) of organisations plan to raise theirretirement age over the next two years. Related posts:No related photos.