Smaller employers can also benefit from looking at their workplace culture and practices which may affect male and female employees in different ways. Businesses that treat all their people fairly are more innovative, more productive, and more profitable.
Think Business, Think Equality
Close the Gap has developed a free, online self-assessment tool designed specifically for smaller employers. The Think Business, Think Equality tool enables you to assess your employment practices, and provides tailored advice and guidance on how small changes to the way you run your business can make a big difference to you and your employees.
Take the Think Business, Think Equality test here.
You can also watch our very short films about why gender equality makes good business sense.
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Different but equal value guide This guide, aimed at SME owners, will help employers to design fair pay systems that reward jobs of equal value equally.
Different but equal workbook This workbook helps employers to compare jobs, to determine whether they are of equal value or not.
Equal Pay, Fair Pay: A small business guide to effective pay practices A toolkit aimed at small businesses undertaking a pay review.
Gender Equality Pays: The economic case for addressing women's labour market inequality This paper presents research into the link between gender equality and economic benefit.
Submission to Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into sexual harassment Close the Gap's written submission to the UK Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace.
The Gender Penalty: Exploring the causes and solutions to Scotland's gender pay gap This paper presents research which looks at the causes of Scotland’s gender pay gap, and how the causes have changed.
WiRES: What businesses can learn A publication for employers which shares the findings from Close the Gap's project on women in renewable energy.
Women's sector response to the Gender Recognition Act consultation Close the Gap worked with Engender, Scottish Women's Aid, Rape Crisis Scotland, Zero Tolerance and Equate Scotland to produce a joint response to the Scottish Government consultation on proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act.