At CGI UK we continue to embrace greater inclusion for all our members. We believe that a more diverse workforce makes us a stronger, more innovative business.
Whilst we are seeing some positive trends in our data, including, for the second year running, an increase in the number of females across three of the four quartiles and a decrease in the mean bonus pay gap, we have seen a very small increase (0.1% and 0.9% respectively) in our Mean and Median Pay Gaps. We believe this is a short-term consequence of our significant focus on introducing more junior female members into the business with the aim of increasing the number of women progressing on merit into senior, better paid, roles longer term. We have recently introduced a twice yearly promotion process which provides our more junior women with a framework to progress their careers more rapidly.
We continue to focus huge effort on diversity and inclusion at all levels of the Company and we are proud to share some of that work in this report. Through our ongoing Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, we are committed to promoting opportunities for more women to work in technology and to inspire the next generation to join us here at CGI.
I would like to thank all our members, past and present, who have helped attract, encourage and retain diverse talent and who have supported women in our industry. Gender equality matters to me personally, and it should matter to us all, as we shape the future of the technology sector.
Tara McGeehan - President, CGI UK
HEADLINE GENDER PAY FIGURES FOR CGI UK