Watch this webinar to learn:

  • How to group employees performing equal or substantially similar work for review
  • How the legal context is evolving in regard to “comparable” or “substantially similar” work versus “equal work”
  • How job descriptions fit into the narrative
  • What permitted characteristics can be used to group employees into cohorts
  • The relevance of appropriate pay grades
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Today, workers have high expectations of fair pay. Driven by awareness of emerging legislation, social movements and the availability of salary data, employees expect an equitable deal. This means that organizations must make it a priority to pay employees fairly and consistently - without discrimination against protected categories. This is where pay equity analysis comes into play. 

A critical step of preparing for pay equity analysis is to group your employees in order to compare pay. But not every company has a job classification framework that can be used to group them. It’s crucial to get this right or else you may uncover false-positive pay disparities that lead to unnecessary pay remediation, putting you on the wrong side of legislation.

In this 45-minute webinar panel, Ruth Thomas, Co-Founder and Senior Consultant at CURO, Jennifer Peacock, Principal at Innovative Consulting Services, and Julia Hanna, Director and Co-Founder at Verditer Consulting, discuss the steps to take to ensure you get the grouping stage right, the common pitfalls and variations involved when grouping employees into Pay Analysis Groups or PAGs.

About the presenters

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Ruth Thomas
Co-Founder and Senior Consultant, CURO

Ruth Thomas has over 30 years of global HR and reward management experience. She is a Senior Consultant at CURO and is one of the company’s Co-Founders. Ruth is an expert in the management of compensation processes and the design of pay and benefit structures, salary progression systems and management incentive plans.

Ruth led the vision and development of CURO’s new pay equity solutions – a UK Gender Pay Gap reporting tool and a CURO Pay Equity Analysis Software.

Prior to joining CURO, Ruth held roles at Lloyds TSB Group, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Dow Jones Group and Credit Suisse.


Jennifer Peacock
Principal, Innovative Consulting Services

The Comp Chick, aka Jennifer Peacock, has more than 25 years of diverse experience in human resources ranging from consulting to corporate HR leadership. Specific fields of expertise include compensation, benefits, recruitment, compliance, HRIS, performance management, data analytics, reporting, and employee relations.

Jennifer has implemented both small and large scale HR projects and has established HR functions. Jennifer has held positions of Chief Human Capital Officer, Corporate Director of Compensation, Vice President - Compensation, Benefits and HRIS and Assistant Vice President -HR. During her career, she has been involved with the Chesapeake Human Resources Association and the Society for Human Resources Management. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Towson University, MD, and a master’s degree in business administration from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

Julia Hanna

Julia Hanna
Director and Co-Founder, Verditer Consulting

Julia has extensive experience of all aspects of reward.  She has held senior in-house positions including Director of International Performance and Reward for Astrazeneca, and Executive Reward for Standard Chartered Bank.  She was previously a consultant with Aon Hewitt focussing on the pharmaceutical, oil and FMCG sectors. 

Since co-founding Verditer Consulting in early 2015, she has delivered successful projects for clients in the professional services, life sciences, FMCG and not for profit sectors. 

Julia’s academic and professional qualifications include an MBA, an Associate of the Pensions Management Institute, a Member of the CIPD and ILM7 qualified Executive Coach.