Rockstar Games unveils update on internal gender pay gap changes

In a transparent move and as part of Rockstar Games UK’s ongoing attempts to address documented gender pay issues, the company has just released an internal report on the gender pay gap.

As part of a UK government push for equality at work, every workplace with more than 250 employees must publish a report on gender balance within the company structure. This encompasses a wide world of information on wage amounts and percentages for men and women within four defined income brackets.

Rockstar Games UK, led by Corporate Vice President Jennifer Kolbe, has just released the public Information on the relevant government website.

As part of this process, Rockstar has refined the company’s goals and made a commitment to “promote a supportive and inclusive work environment for all, including ongoing efforts to build a more balanced gender balance in all areas [its] studios.”

Well, looking at such a sensitive issue from a purely quantitative point of view will never provide easy and quick answers about the state of companies or their operations. However, Rockstar intends to correct inconsistencies in its latest report.

“Last year, the number of female employees increased by 15% compared to a 12% increase in the total. However, as we bring more women into the company – not all of whom will be in managerial positions – the gender pay gap will vary from year to year as it takes time for these women to move up the ranks of the company.”

Of particular interest is the company’s commitment to addressing the invisible avenues of opinion-forming. “Our global human resources team underwent unconscious bias training, and we did
announced to our teams that this will be mandatory training for all employees in 2022.”

Let’s get down to the hard data: Rockstar doesn’t hide male dominance in its hiring and work processes. A breakdown of men and women at different pay grades provides a startling insight into the fact that women make up just over one in ten workers.


Direct data from Rockstars Reports shows an increase in female employees at the bottom end of the pay scale

As Rockstar has made it clear that they strive to be at the forefront of inclusive hiring and work processes, the company also claims that it is “expanding the options of HR systems for gender identities beyond the binary selection of men and women, to give employees more opportunities for self-expression.”

Expanding gender recognition within the company is significant, especially considering how it could change the statistics presented by Rockstar. The gender pay gap here does not consider anyone outside of male/female.

https://www.dexerto.com/business/rockstar-games-update-internal-gender-pay-gap-changes-1798922/ Rockstar Games unveils update on internal gender pay gap changes

Emma Bowman

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