Target setting for Gender Equality Literature Review

Dr Leonora Risse's research paper Target Setting for Gender Equality: A Review of the Literature summarises the evidence behind setting targets for improving workplace gender equality. 

WGEA commissioned this paper in response to recommendation 3.1a of the review of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. The Agency will use Risse's research to investigate how to implement this recommendation

The research paper tackles four main questions: 

  • Why do targets matter?
  • What is the best process to choose targets?
  • At what level should employers set targets?
  • What is the best process for ongoing embedding, reporting and monitoring of targets?

Risse contextualises her insights within a broader understanding of the challenges and impediments employers face when investing in gender equality initiatives. 

Deepen your understanding

WGEA has a series of live masterclasses and learning events to help employers deepen their understanding of workplace gender equality and take effective action to narrow their gender pay gap.

Learn how to plan and execute a pay and composition analysis in order to identify the drivers of your gender pay gap.

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