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Datum: 08 maart 21
Locatie: Online

10:30 CET

Prijs: €0
Organisator: EAPM
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Ásdís Eir Símonardóttir, President of Mannauður, Association for People Management in Iceland

HR in Iceland and Mannaudsfolk

Þorsteinn Víglundsson, former Minister of Social Affairs and Equality and present CEO of Hornsteinn ehf

Implementation of Equal Pay Certification to Icelandic Law

Even though pay equity has been prominent on the agenda for gender equality little progress has been made in recent years. Iceland, which has led the WEF gender gap index for 11 years running, introduced a new approach in 2017 by making it mandatory for all companies and institutions with more than 25 employees to have a certified equal pay system in place. In this manner the burden of proof shifted from employee to employer. To reach the long desired target of pay equity, more decisive steps must be taken. The Equal Pay Standard is an example of such action.

Viðir Ragnarsson, Head of Diversity and Inclusion of Reykjavik Energy

Pay Equity:  Driver of Inclusion.

Reykjavik Energy closed its gender pay gap in 2017; nearly four years later, the pay gap is still closed.  In this talk, Vidir will talk about the learning curve in creating an equal-pay company and how pay equity has since been driving new initiatives to address the causes of the gender pay gap.


5 mins – Opening comments, Even Bolstad, EAPM President

5 mins – Ásdís Eir Símonardóttir

30 mins – Þorsteinn Víglundsson

20 mins – Víðir Ragnarsson

15 mins – Facilitated Panel Q&A

5 mins – Closing remarks, Even Bolstad, EAPM President

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