Preliminary Pay Healthcheck - Self Diagnosis of Value and Equality

The purpose of the Equal Pay Healthcheck is to begin to identify the main areas of risk for the organisation identifying where it might be vulnerable in terms of Equal Value claims. The Equal Pay Healthcheck consists of 15 multiple choice questions

1.

Are you absolutely clear about the purpose and content of each job in the organisation?

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
2.

Do you really understand how, in terms of value added, each job contributes, directly or indirectly, to corporate objectives?

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
3.

Do you identify and monitor key performance indicators in jobs for each employee, at least quarterly?

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
4.

Do you review job content, individual activities and Achievements, at least annually, with face to face meetings?

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
5.

Do you establish internal job size relativities analytically? This involves using a factor points job evaluation scheme and comparing jobs.

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
6.

Do you compare and monitor externally, remuneration levels matched to job type and size? This involves gathering current pay data from other organisations- either from published data in a formal way, or participating in  and analysing pay surveys.       

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
7.

Do you set pay levels for groups of staff and individuals in a structured, competitive and fair manner? This involves analyzing pay intelligence gathered and applying it in a logical and bias free way

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
8.

Do you maintain an easily understandable means of determining pay? This means there are consistently applied clear guidelines for setting pay and no complex or variable formulae used.

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
9.

Do you ensure managers understand pay mechanisms and support and apply the methodology?

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
10.

Is your pay system transparent in the sense that employees understand the mechanics of how it works?

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
11.

Do you have any employee involvement in discussions around pay or in evaluating and grading jobs?

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
12.

Are any benefits or bonuses fairly distributed and not restricted to selected groups?

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
13.

Do you have service related increments, or do longer serving employees automatically earn more than younger or newer employees?

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
14.

Is your management team, above first line supervision level, more male orientated?

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No
15.

Do you consciously calculate, monitor and balance pay  to remain within the budget capabilities of the firm?

Yes Mostly Yes To Some Extent Mostly No No