AllSaints, a leading fashion retailer of UK, has issued its Gender Pay Gap report for 2019. And what does it say!
Women dominate its retail operations as well as at the head office of the company. And that too at all levels right from upper, upper-medium, lower medium and lower. The company, notably, has around 242 stores and nearly 3,000 employees across 26 countries.
The firm has 1,527 staff across the UK, of which 60.6 per cent are female, while 39.4 per cent are male.
What else! The company claims that there is zero median gender pay gap this year for the third consecutive year.
Substantiating on the same, Helene Williamson, Global People & Culture Director of the company, said “Our mean gap of 6.5 per cent is a 37.5 per cent decrease compared to 2018 and we’re committed to continuing our work on this. Our culture is hugely diverse and we are proud to be at a place where women at every level love to work because of family-friendly policies, enhanced maternity pay, fairness and respect and also great role models at board level, where we are 53 per cent female.”
The company does not operate a contractual bonus scheme. However, there were some discretionary bonuses paid to retail employees which were linked to sales targets in the year so there is no bonus gap.
The retailer has put plans in place to monitor and address the career development of women and strengthened their pay and compensation packages. Notably, in 2019, there were 125 internal promotions and 59 training sessions.
Having a strong focus on the mental health of its staff, the company trained and accredited Mental Health First Aiders who are equipped to support its employees with friendly advice.