03 Nov 2018

Dardan Security publishes Gender Pay Reporting for 2018

Overview

Dardan Security is an employer required by law to carry out Gender Pay Reporting under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017.
 
We are pleased to present our findings as per the below, as at the snapshot date of 5th April 2018.
 
Gender Pay Reporting involves carrying out six calculations that show the difference between the average earnings of men and women in our organisation; it does not involve publishing individual employees data. We can use these results to assess the levels of gender equality in our workplace, the balance of male and female employees at different levels and how effectively talent is being maximised and rewarded. The challenge in our organisation, and indeed in companies across Great Britain, is to eliminate any gender pay gap.
 

Report

Difference in hourly rate of pay and bonus pay:

 
Hourly Pay
Bonus Pay
Mean
-6.0%
-22.0%
Median
-2.4%
0.0%
The above table shows our mean and median gender pay gap based on hourly pay rates and bonus payments at the snapshot date of 5th April 2018. The calculation is shown as amount of men paid more than women; negative figures indicate women paid more than men.

Percentage of employees who received bonus pay:

 
Bonus Paid
No Bonus Paid
Men
21.4%
78.6%
Women
22.5%
77.5%

Employees by pay quartile:

 
Lower
Lower Middle
Upper Middle
Upper
Men
92.0%
92.0%
89.0%
87.0%
Women
8.0%
8.0%
11.0%
13.0%
The above shows the gender distribution across four equally sized quartiles, each containing 101 employees.
 

Comment

Alton Nutile, Dardan Security's Head of Commercial, says, "Dardan Security is a security service provider whose pay rates are somewhat the decision of our end clients. Naturally we encourage fair and equal pay rates for all and thus we negotiate a charge rate with our clients to allow those fair pay rates accordingly. We are lucky to work for a broad spectrum of quality clients, all who recognise that fair and equal pay for all is 'the right thing to do' as well as being the catalyst to attract and retain the best calibre of security officers, so that we can continue to provide our premium security solutions to those customers.
 
"Our employee engagement initiatives continue in earnest with all staff receiving complementary 24-hour doctor access, discounts on shopping and utilities, 24-hour counselling helplines, discounted health cash plans, life insurance and personal accident insurance. We recognise the need to not only pay fairly, but to also 'add value' for our employees above and beyond hourly pay. That said, hourly pay is a big driver especially in the security industry, so Dardan Security are pleased to see such a promising gender pay gap report for the second year in a row, and our current job vacancies evidence those fair and equal pay rates."
 
GSL Dardan Limited, trading as Dardan Security, can confirm that this published information is accurate and signed off by an appropriate person.