EPIC Webinar Series: Tackling the gender pay gap with digital solutions

30 Jul 2020

This webinar edition hosted by Switzerland is part of a webinar series by EPIC: “COVID-19 and the gender pay gap: challenges & solutions.” EPIC, which aims at making equal pay for work of equal value a reality across all countries and sectors, is an implementation of objective 8.5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and therefore part of Agenda 2030, to which Switzerland has committed itself.

As all countries and companies try to cope with the economic impact of the global crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that employers recognize the added value of pay equity between women and men.This webinar will show how employers, whether private or public, can concretely check that they respect the principle of equal pay for work of equal value between women and men. It will do so by demonstrating the use of Logib, a webtool developed by Switzerland and recently labeled as good practice by EPIC. Experience shows that equal pay analyses are an important tool in promoting equal pay. According to a Swiss survey, half of all employers that have conducted an analysis using Logib subsequently adapted their wages to ensure pay equality for their employees.

Logib invites employers to analyze their wage systems with respect to pay equity between women and men. This simple and practical tool has been made available free of charge worldwide so that employers can continue to meet their commitment to equal pay, ensuring a sustainable and effective recognition of the essential role women play in the world of work. The webtool can quickly provide precise information on the average salary and average bonuses of women compared to those of men. It also indicates the number of women in the different quartiles of a company and generates easy to read and ready-to-use reports. Statements from human resources managers and comments by experts will show how such a tool can be concretely used to reduce the gender pay gap. A practical demonstration of the webtool Logib will be given and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and provide feedback to the speakers

The event will be introduced and moderated by Ms. Sylvie Durrer, Director, FOGE.

Our key speakers will be:

Mr. Patric Aeberhard, Expert, FOGE

Mr. Marc Pieren, Expert, Equal Pay, Comp-On

Ms. Rosalia Vazquez-Alvarez, Econometrician and Wage Specialist, ILO

Mr. Willem Adema, Senior Economist, OECD

If you wish to participate, please register here by 17 August at the latest.

This event will be conducted in English. Connection will be provided upon invitation including a link to join the webinar.

For those who may not be able to join the webinar, a recording will be made available on the FOGE and EPIC websites after the event.