NTT DATA Services works globally to help businesses, organizations and government entities transform operations through digital technologies. Inclusion is one of our corporate priorities, and our immediate focus is on recruiting, retaining and developing women across our business. Our support for gender equity is based on respect for basic human fairness, and it recognizes that gender equity correlates to better business results.
Among our U.K. employees, the gender pay gap is 7 percent, comparing women’s pay to that of the men. When analyzed by grade level and work role, the differences are minimal and are driven by length of service, time in role and/or skills required. The median hourly pay difference between women and men is at 2 percent which has improved from 13 percent on the previous year’s data.
NTT DATA Services rewards for performance, and employees have equal opportunities to participate in incentive payment plans. Specific plans are determined by role and job grade.
Similar to our 2017 results, a higher percentage of women received a bonus as compared to men, and women received higher mean and median payouts than their male counterparts.
Across the IT industry as a whole in the U.K., women accounted for 17 percent of total employment1. The entire industry has work to do regarding gender parity, and NTT DATA Services is committed to actions that increase the percentage and success of women within our ranks. From the highest levels of the corporation, we promote diversity and inclusion as a key management strategy. To emphasize our commitment to this, we have increased our female headcount by 53% during the past 12 months, increasing our headcount ratio to 15% with women being 22% of new hires. The distribution of the population into the Pay Quartiles shows increases in female representation in the middle and upper quartiles.
NTT DATA works hard to attract, retain, develop and advance women employees through a diverse and inclusive workplace. As part of our effort to effect positive change, NTT DATA supports an employee-led group known as “Women Inspire NTT DATA” (WIN), with chapters established and emerging across North and South America, Europe and Asia. WIN provides opportunities for employees to nurture personal and professional development, support recruitment and retention of highly talented women, and promote and support diversity and inclusion initiatives that recognize and respect the individuality of all NTT DATA employees.
You can read more about NTT DATA and gender parity in this series of blogs celebrating International Women’s Day 2018: https://us.nttdata.com/en/blog/2018/march/ntt-data-services-recognizes-international-womens-day.
You can find more information on U.K. gender pay gaps at http://www.gov.uk/report-gender-pay-gap-data.
Q: With women making up just 17 percent of the UK’s total IT industry workforce, how does NTT DATA Services plan to increase female participation?
A: We have a broad focus that includes corporate priorities and grassroots activity. NTT DATA supports an employee-led group known as “Women Inspire NTT DATA” (WIN), with chapters established and emerging across North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Q: With your 7% pay gap in the UK, what measures do you have in place to improve it or close it altogether
A: The 7 percent gap is largely due to the sample size – 85 percent of our U.K. employees are men. When we analyzed pay by job grades and roles, the gaps were minimal and were driven by length of service, time in role and/or skills required. The results show that our focus is in the right place: increasing the number of women in our workforce and fostering their success through a women-friendly business environment. Between corporate initiatives and employee-led inclusion groups, NTT DATA is supporting the employment and success of women across our network of companies around the world. We will monitor the impact of these programmes on an ongoing basis, and we expect to report positive results in the years to come.
“Diversity and inclusion is one of our top corporate priorities, and our commitment is illustrated by the small pay gap identified in the U.K. Even so, we have work to do, and we’re focused on recruitment efforts and support systems that will lead to a more gender-balanced workforce. We view this as both a moral and business imperative. Fairness is the right thing to do, and credible research proves that gender balance leads to better financial results, increased market share and greater innovation.”
– Julie Downing, Senior Vice President - Human Resources, NTT DATA Services, U.K.