Promoting gender equality and reducing our gender pay gap remains one of our biggest priorities.
This year’s gender pay gap data makes for positive reading, with our median pay gap of 0.6% placing Maximus significantly below the national average of 9.4%. Women account for nearly 70% of our workforce, including in the highest pay quartile where we have increased representation over the past year.
Underpinning our work to promote gender equity in the workplace are a number of new initiatives. These include a dedicated diversity, equity and inclusion strategy with strategic areas of focus, the launch of our developmental mentoring programme, transparent and inclusive recruitment, and our colleague-led networks who are vital in ensuring our colleagues feel valued, listened to and respected.
However, while we have made good progress over the past year, we are determined to eliminate any remaining disparities and take meaningful steps to close the gap.
Looking ahead, our Gender Pay Gap Working Group is bringing together teams from across the business to deliver initiatives and monitor progress, whilst our colleague-led network, MaxWomen, continues to play a crucial role in championing women, inspiring change and promoting gender equality in the workplace.