Salesforce is committed to Equality for All - which means working together to create a world where everyone has equal rights, equal pay for equal work, equal access to education, and equal opportunities for success. As part of this commitment, Salesforce has published its 2019 and 2020 UK Gender Pay Gap report, based on the criteria established by the UK government.
Since 2015 we’ve made a commitment to ensure equal pay for equal work at Salesforce. Since then, we've conducted annual global equal pay assessments, resulting in the company spending more than $16 million to date to address any unexplained differences in pay between men and women. And we continue to monitor and review employee compensation on an ongoing basis. You can read more about our efforts on equal pay here.
The findings of Salesforce's UK Gender Pay Gap report, which measures the average difference in pay between men and women, show that we have more men than women in leadership roles in the UK. We are actively working to increase the pipeline of women in leadership roles in the UK and throughout the company. We are making progress. Some highlights of our initiatives include:
- Our High Potential Leadership Programme aims to identify the future leaders of our business and provide them with additional mentoring and coaching to grow their careers. This programme led to a 33% increase in the number of women promoted into leadership positions in the UK last year.
- Salesforce has joined forces with other key industry organisations as a signatory of the Tech Talent Charter which aims to deliver greater diversity in the UK tech workforce.
- At the entry level, we’re striving to hire a diverse range of graduates that reflect the diversity of the community we operate in. This year, the UK intake in our graduate employment programme, FutureForce was 64% female.
- Engaging leadership to lead with equality through diversity dashboards, unconscious bias training and inclusive leadership principles.
- Embed equality into our hiring process with inclusive hiring process, a consistent interview feedback tool and training for all roles to eliminate bias in hiring process.
- Building the pipeline of diverse talent coming into the industry through investment and support of STEM education and workforce development programmes such as School 21, Ada and Salesforce Supermums.
To learn more about Salesforce's equality initiatives, visit www.salesforce.com/equality