4 April 2022, Minworth UK: THE Pallet Network (TPN)’s gender pay gap report has revealed substantially higher pay on average for women than for men, due to the high number of women in senior positions.
Although logistics is generally considered a male-oriented sector, TPN’s analysis shows that it provides excellent opportunities for women in terms of quality employment and career progression.
One average at TPN, women earn £1.57 for every £1 that men earn when comparing median hourly pay. Additionally they earn £1.81 for every £1 that men earn when comparing median bonus pay.
The discrepancy is largely due to the high proportion of women in higher paid and managerial roles compared to the overall female cohort. Several heads of department and two of TPN’s four directors are female.
“We still employ more men than women, because operational roles still appear to attract more male candidates,” says Head of HR Lynn Statham. “However, we invest in all our staff and many female employees have benefitted from internal promotion and being upskilled from one department to another.”
She draws attention to TPN’s network development team which was exclusively male five years ago and is now predominantly female.
“We work hard to ensure that our recruitment process is completely inclusive and attractive to all potential candidates,” says Lynn. “The logistics industry still has work to do in terms of convincing women that the sector offers great careers, not just in the traditional ‘female’ roles, such as customer service, but also in operational positions.”
“We want women to realise that, at TPN, gender is no barrier to success.”
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THE Pallet Network (TPN) is the UK’s leading pallet network, comprising more than 119 of the top regional transport firms and circa 130 depot locations. In 2021 it shipped 5.2m pallets. TPN has sector-leading IT systems, a dedicated, daytime, out-of-gauge freight service, TPN XL and an enhanced international service TPN XPort. It believes in continual improvement and excellence, promoting both commercial and environmental sustainability. It is based at Prologis Park Midpoint, Sutton Coldfield and has two regional Hubs, one near Preston and the other in Coventry.
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