Close the Gap is a partnership initiative that works across Scotland to promote positive activity around the causes of the gender pay gap. Our new pilot project, Think Business, Think Equality, which is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, is designed to help small and medium sized businesses grow, by realising the business benefits of delivering fairness and equality in the workplace.
Having fair and flexible working practices in place makes good business sense, resulting in:
Investing in workplace equality needn’t be a complex, time-consuming and costly process. Think Business, Think Equality is a free, easy to use, online self-assessment tool that allows businesses to reflect on their current practice and identify where they might make changes that will enable them to reap the benefits of gender equality.
The tool covers five business topics:
Each topic contains a series of short questions, guidance, and a self-assessment checklist which allows businesses to assess how their practices might be improved. The guidance is also available to download at the end of each topic, and can be referred back to, whenever required. Each topic should take no longer than 30 minutes to complete. Businesses using the toolkit can also access free, confidential support and advice from Close the Gap at any point throughout the duration of the pilot.
The toolkit is now available on the Close the Gap website.
Further information on the project, and any requests for advice or assistance can be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org