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Women are being rewarded for making decisions like men 

Overall, 78 percent of the 10,000 UK firms that have provided a 2019 report had a pay gap that favoured men. Gender pay gap reporting looks at the average salary between men and women to determine the difference in pay, which is often skewed because of the lack of women in senior positions

Contributor: John Hackston | Published: 20 April 2019

Under-resourced workplaces and poor performers driving stress

Personal financial worries are adding to the stress mix with one in three (30 percent) employees admitting they struggle to stay on top of their finances while remaining fully committed at work highlighting the need for employers to address the issue of financial wellness in the workplace.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 19 April 2019


Women underrepresented on accountancy firm boards

An online employee referral recruitment platform has analysed the data from the top 25 accountancy firms in the UK and found that women make up just a quarter of the executive boards, however statistics show that in 2014 women made up 44 percent of full-time accountants in the UK

Contributor: Sam Davies | Published: 18 April 2019


Can escalating work age ill health ever be reversed?

Three-quarters of ill-health related productivity loss is due to factors which can be influenced and addressed through health and productivity management strategies. British businesses lose £81 billion per year as a result of employees’ ill-health, with 35.6 working days per employee, on average, lost due to ill-health related absence and presenteeism in 2018

Contributor: Neville Koopowitz | Published: 16 April 2019


Retention and employers’ environmental credentials are very connected

BRITA Professional conducted a survey of 1,000 Generation Z (those born from the early 80s to mid-90s) and Millennials (born between the mid-90s and mid-00s) on sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the workplace.

Contributor: Sarah Taylor | Published: 15 April 2019


Jobs to become extinct in ten years 

Today’s career chameleons are ditching the race to chase elusive job titles. Instead, they’re pursuing multiple income streams through part-time, freelance and casual roles to realise their passions, develop new skills and champion a more balanced way of working.

Contributor: Polina Montano | Published: 14 April 2019


Diverse members in tech are experiencing discrimination and stress

Tech workforce as stressed as those in the NHS and 5x more depressed than the UK average. Although the industry has a higher proportion of neurodivergent people than the UK average, 24 percent feel negatively discriminated against.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 13 April 2019


How lenient are Brits towards MPs and business leaders using illegal drugs?

Forty-three percent of Brits assert that cannabis alongside magic mushrooms as the drugs they feel are the most suitable for professionals in the public domain to have taken before being appointed to their high-ranking position. The majority (64 percent) believe any individual that has taken heroin should be prohibited from working.

Contributor: Charles Bloom | Published: 12 April 2019


The irreparable eye damage of 24/seven screen time

British workers are spending 85 percent of their waking hours staring at screens. Nearly half (46 percent) of Brits admit that too much screen time during the day affects their sleep. The nation’s workers are jeopardising their sleep quality by spending 85 percent of their waking hours¹ staring at screens. 

Contributor: Sundeep Vaswani | Published: 11 April 2019


Gender Pay Gap data: early analysis pay gap reporting looks disappointing

The difference mean figure has slightly improved from 13.4 percent to 13.1 percent in the gap. The proportion of organisations paying women less than men has got slightly worse, increasing from 77.10 percent to 77.79 percent. The UK’s largest organisations (20,000 or more employees) have the lowest median gender pay gap.

Contributor: Jon Boys | Published: 10 April 2019