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Activision Blizzard publishes pay equity analysis

ABK's 2022 global median gender pay gap was 16.4% but pay equity was reached for comparable work

Activision Blizzard has released its second annual pay equity analysis, which shows a median total compensation that remains higher for men at the company, but pay equity being reached for comparable work.

In a post on ABK's website, chief people officer Julie Hodges shared the findings of the survey, which was conducted by a third party.

"After accounting for factors that impact pay such as role, location, tenure, and job classification, our analysis showed that employees who are women, non-binary people, or who self-identify as something else, earned on average $1.00 for every $1.00 earned by men for comparable work," she wrote in the post, which was also shared to all ABK staff internally last week.

"As of December 31, 2022, women or non-binary employees combined made up 26% of the company's staff, up from 24% as of November 30, 2021"Julie Hodges

Looking at ABK's global median pay gap (which "reflects the difference between the median earnings of all employees who do not identify as men compared to all employees who identify as men, across the entire company, regardless of their job,"), compensation was 16.4% higher for men.

In 2021, Activision Blizzard's global median pay gap was 22.8%.

Hodges also shared that 26% of Activision Blizzard's staff are women or non-binary employees, as of December 31, 2022. This compares to 24% in November 2021.

Last week, the UK's Competition and Markets Authority has announced it's "preventing" Microsoft's proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard "over concerns the deal would alter the future of the fast-growing cloud gaming market."

On the same day, ABK published its financial results for Q1, which showed growth across every division and major franchise.

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