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Mind… there’s still a gap

The introduction of mandatory gender pay reporting, to all UK organisations, was an attempt to bring the issues into the open. The Government’s intention to make organisations more transparent was a good decision. It isn’t that long ago that employees were actively discouraged from discussing their pay with colleagues for fear it would highlight perceived pay differences.

Article by: Peter Meyler | Published: 26 May 2018

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Gender pay gap – examine actions not numbers

Gender imbalance is one area where numerous workplaces have room for improvement, but it can be difficult to understand the scale of change needed without having sight of where we’re at. Gender pay gap reporting is designed to trigger change and bring about transparency.

Article by: Sharon Looney | Published: 4 May 2018

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How can companies improve equality and close gender pay gaps?

The deadline for gender pay gap reporting has come and gone, but what is next for UK companies? More than 10,000 large firms provided details of their gender pay gap, with three-quarters of them paying men more than women, so how can they address the imbalance?

Article by: Freddie Alves | Published: 23 April 2018

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Gender pay gap reporting “game changer” breaking the taboo on pay

Employers now have “nowhere to hide on gender pay gap”. As the deadline for gender pay gap reporting finally arrives (4 April 2018), leading gender equality campaigning charity the Fawcett Society has claimed that employers now have nowhere to hide on the issue and they should seize the opportunity it represents, rather than trying to hide or massage their figures.

Article by: Sam Smethers | Published: 6 April 2018

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Big change requires collaboration

There’s an ancient Japanese proverb that goes, ‘Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.’ The last year has show the change in how we see the treatment of women, both at work and outside work, and how we talk about it. In sharing their experiences through campaigns like #MeToo, millions of women have created a powerful movement for gender balance and equality.

Article by: Freddie Alves | Published: 14 March 2018

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Women – the greatest untapped workforce on the planet

I believe there is a rolling population of somewhere around 2 to 2.5 million people who remain an untapped treasure trove of talent, ability and value. Who are they? New parents. Each year there are roughly 600,000 children born in the UK. Contributor Dominic Irvine, Founder – Epiphanies.

Article by: Dominic Irvine | Published: 9 March 2018

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Equal opportunity for men and women: where do we start?

In recent years businesses have made a lot of progress in closing the gender gap. Women now account for about 40 per cent of the total global workforce and are taking more leadership positions. There are also far less limitations on the type of job that women can have.

Article by: Aliya Vigor-Robertson | Published: 19 February 2018

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Understanding the gender pay gap in the UK

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has adopted an experimental statistical analysis to gain an insight into the reasons for the national gender pay gap, currently 18.4 percent for all employees and 9.1 percent for full time employees (calculated on a median basis).

Article by: Lorraine Heard | Published: 31 January 2018

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Spotlight on BBC’s gender pay illustrates potential for unwelcome publicity

The first point to note is that there is a difference between equal pay and gender pay issues.  Equal pay involves the entitlement on the part of individual female employees to receive pay that is equal to that of comparable male employees, and vice versa.

Article by: Lorraine Heard | Published: 13 January 2018

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Why female-biased gender initiatives unlikely to succeed

This is the key finding of new research from the Executive Coaching Consultancy, specialists in helping employers nurture and retain their female talent, which examined the career aspirations and attitudes of over one thousand young men and women and the potential impact of their future choices on gender diversity.

Article by: Geraldine Gallacher | Published: 3 October 2017