Melissa Blissett

Senior Consultant – Pay Gaps and Financial Wellbeing

Melissa has led the development of Barnett Waddingham’s pay gap analytics and consultancy services. The digital dashboard delivers gender pay gap mandatory reporting together with benchmarking against competitors, occupation and industry.

Additionally clients are able to segment their results to identify groups who experience a wider pay gap and there is functionality to re-run results excluding outliers, particular groups or on full workforce data.

Melissa’s previous experience in our wellbeing team has driven our pay gap consultancy to explore deeper than the gap itself and measure the impact of this on financial, mental and physical wellbeing, we well as any resultant cost of absence to an organisation. Melissa previously worked for a number of years in pensions governance and brings her knowledge and insight of the causes of the “pension gap” to her consultancy expertise.

Her main area of expertise includes Gender pay gap analytics and financial wellbeing. Melissa has worked with clients across a wide variety of sectors including charitable organisations, financial services, manufacturing and Premier League football clubs. 

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Melissa presented at the E-Rewards Financial Wellbeing conference 2019 and is a regular attendee at various CIPD events including Wellbeing Strategy and employee engagement training.

Listen to this podcast to hear Melissa discuss the need for accurate data analytics as a first step to understanding why and where your pay gap is occurring.


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