Medivet Gender Pay Gap Report 2020

Medivet Gender Pay Gap Report 2020

Figures show the mean and median difference in hourly rates and bonus pay between men and women as well as the proportion of colleagues who received a bonus:

 

2020

2019

Mean hourly pay gender pay gap

76%

23%

Median hourly pay gender pay gap

37%

36%

Mean bonus pay gender pay gap

69%

79%

Median bonus pay gender pay gap

76%

62%

Proportion of males receiving a bonus

23%

78%

Proportion of females receiving a bonus

16%

94%

 

Proportion of males and females in each quartile band:

 

2020

2019

 

Male

Female

Male

Female

Upper hourly pay quartile

41%

59%

24%

76%

Upper middle hourly pay quartile

21%

79%

16%

84%

Lower middle hourly pay quartile

10%

90%

13%

87%

Lower hourly pay quartile

6%

94%

14%

86%

 

We continue to work hard on developing a fair, diverse and inclusive culture across our business. We recognise the value and talent of all our team members and want to ensure everyone is rewarded fairly. 

Calculations for the report were changed this year, whereby only data of full-pay relevant employees could be included. Full-pay relevant employees are all employees who were paid their usual full basic pay during the April 2020 pay period. Data on colleagues who were absence due to illness or who were furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme were excluded in this year’s report. As a result of this change, the figures presented in our report have been majorly impacted.

Since the last report was published, we have successfully reduced the mean bonus gender pay gap and maintained the median hourly pay gap. However, we acknowledge there is still work to do. We have seen an improvement and are committed to addressing areas of concern and continuing to reduce any disparities. The figures show that there was a significant increase in mean hourly pay gap from last year’s figure. This is a direct result of the difficult decisions that the business had to make when deciding on which roles were to be furloughed as we entered a period of great uncertainty in April 2020, caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

We endeavour to work with all of our colleagues to ensure an inclusive approach to improving the entire employee experience at Medivet. Great work continues to enhance this, including the launch of a new benefits portal and the continuous improvements implemented as a result of fantastic feedback gained from the Valuing Veterinary Nurses Committee.

We already utilise gender-neutral salary grading schedules and are committed to reviewing reward structures and identify areas for improvement. This year we are also placing greater focus on recruitment to ensure we improve diversity at all levels. We are more transparent about promotion opportunities and there is renewed emphasis on training and development across the business.

Deirdre Burns

CEO