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Diversity & inclusion – most employers falling short

Business leaders must seek advice from internal networks to ensure that diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategies are engaging and effective. Comment from Kate Headley, Director, the Clear Company.

Article by: Kate Headley | Published: 21 July 2017

Career development crucial to science talent

Employees at life sciences companies are becoming disengaged and looking to leave as career ambitions outweigh internal opportunities. Comment Richard Thomas, Client Services Director at ProClinical.

Article by: Richard Thomas | Published: 21 July 2017

Returner women swapping careers for flexibility

One in six women return to work in a different function and 38% change industry sector saying their current job offers more flexibility than the one they had prior to taking a break (59 percent). Comment from Geraldine Gallacher, Managing Director, ECC and author of the report.

Article by: Geraldine Gallacher | Published: 20 July 2017

Gender pay, naming & shaming’s no damp squib

The fact that there is a gender pay gap at the BBC comes as no surprise. Organisations that are yet to publish their gender pay gap figures should be analysing how others have presented their data in order to learn from them. Gina Wilson, Employment Partner at Clyde & Co, comments.

Article by: Gina Wilson | Published: 20 July 2017

Gender pay – is BBC at risk of litigation?

Suzanne Horne, head of the international employment practice - Paul Hastings, comments on the gender pay gap reporting and the BBC publishing its data.

Article by: Suzanne Horne | Published: 19 July 2017

Gender stereotyping and the new advert regulations

The onus on gender stereotyping should fall on everyone - advertisers, creative teams and agencies - to create authentic content that is personal and reflects modern day society. From Josh Krichefski, CEO - MediaCom.

Article by: Josh Krichefski | Published: 19 July 2017

UK a global leader in wellbeing

Global data from the Top Employers Institute shows that employee wellbeing in the UK has risen up the corporate agenda with 82 percent of many large companies consistently defining an organisation-wide total wellbeing programme in 2017, increasing from 73 percent in 2016.

Article by: Alessio Tanganelli | Published: 18 July 2017

Restoring confidence in pensions – a huge undertaking

The FCA’s interim report on its Retirement Outcomes Review makes for worrying reading. One of the few encouraging findings is that people don’t seem to be freeing their pensions savings to buy Lamborghinis. Claire van Rees, partner at Sackers, comments on the interim findings of the FCA’s Retirement Outcomes Review:

Article by: Claire van Rees | Published: 18 July 2017

When relationships at work go sour

Research explores the growing ‘work spouse’ trend (employees having one person they are particularly close to at work) analysed feedback from over 4,000 employees and 103 employers. Nearly all employers (92 percent) say strong relationships make people more engaged with their jobs, while 96 percent say they create a happier workplace. Comment from Matthew Harradine, director at totaljobs.

Article by: Matthew Harradine | Published: 17 July 2017