2017 Gender Pay Gap Statement
At Phase Eight we are proud of having a diverse workforce and attracting applicants of different ages, backgrounds and nationalities and believe we must support this equality through fair pay.
As part of this we are confident that women and men are paid equally for doing the equivalent jobs across our business. Whilst on first glance, our published gender pay gap figures suggest the average man has a higher hourly rate of pay, than the average female, this is misleading and does not reflect the true story and culture within the Phase Eight business.
The figures result from the fact that, as a women’s fashion retailer, the staff in our stores are overwhelmingly female, whilst our corporate head office staff (whose pay rates are typically higher) are more evenly split between men and women. This will cause significant disparity across our results where this imbalance is not taken into consideration. Similar issues will apply to other organisations in the women’s fashion retail sector.
The supporting statement below sets out to provide further evidence on the points above and our continued dedication to gender pay equality at Phase Eight. At the same time we are never complacent, so we also set out the steps we take to ensure that we keep this under review and make improvements wherever possible.