Skills, Competencies and Gender: Issues for Pay and Training

Strebler M, Thompson M, Heron P | Report 333 | Institute for Employment Studies | Apr 1997

Corporate training and payment systems based on skills and competencies are becoming more widespread among UK organisations.

This study, commissioned by the Equal Opportunities Commission, explores the gender implications of the increasing tendency of organisations to make payments to staff on the basis of an assessment of individual skills or level of training, and on an assessment of individual competencies.

It draws on a wide review of existing research evidence both from the UK and the USA, current IES research and consultancy work, and a workshop of practitioners in large private and public sector organisations.