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 Only five percent of UK train drivers are women

Govia Thameslink Railway, which runs Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express, has launched the UK’s biggest rail recruitment campaign to attract more women and young people to consider a rewarding career in rail. 

Contributor: GTR | Published: 7 March 2019

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Equality body need more power to tackle disabled discrimination

Business Disability Forum, which works with businesses, disabled people and the Government to improve the life chances of disabled people, made the recommendations in response to the Commission’s recent consultation on its future strategy.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 18 January 2019

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Diversity targets don’t work – they ignore the real issue

Commenting on recent attacks on FTSE groups for a lack of women at board level, the firm’s co-founder has stressed that movement on this issue cannot be made through enforcing diversity targets. Instead, a focus on addressing the heart of the issue will drive real change. 

Contributor: Juliet Eccleston | Published: 20 November 2018

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Overseas assignation lacks diversity

With experienced and skilled employees often more reluctant to take up international assignments, businesses operating in multiple countries need to review their policies and how these are enforced, in order to attract diverse candidate profiles to international placements. 

Contributor: Benjamin Joseph | Published: 27 October 2018

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Widespread workplace discrimination blocking progress on gender diversity

With the public spotlight on sexual harassment cases and the gender pay gap, new research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) demonstrates how discrimination is rife across the workplace. More than four in five (85 percent) of women and 80 percent of men report that they have witnessed gender-discriminatory acts at work.

Contributor: Caroline Minashi | Published: 1 February 2018

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Can men really suffer sexism too?

In the past, women who moved to support their husband were labelled as the ‘trailing spouse’ by old-school business and in fact even today only 20 percent of those on international assignments are women. However, recent reports suggest it is not only women who have to cope with outmoded attitudes in the modern business world.

Contributor: Jo Latimer | Published: 29 November 2017

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FTSE 350s must have more women leaders

Review finds FTSE 100 companies are on track to meet the target of having one third of board positions held by women by 2020, if they continue to meet progress made in the last three years. The number of women on company boards has more than doubled since 2011.

Contributor: Sir Philip Hampton | Published: 16 November 2017

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Government rejects all recommendations on gender equality

The Government has rejected all six of the recommendations made by the Women and Equalities Committee in the last Parliament for improving women’s representation in the House of Commons. From Committee Chair, Maria Miller.

Contributor: Maria Miller | Published: 11 September 2017

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Explaining gender pay causing publication delay

UK companies committed to gender pay gap reporting but need to explain slows publication. A third of companies have completed reporting, few have published yet. The majority (70 percent) intend to publish a narrative to support the figures. Over half (54 percent) have looked into root causes, albeit focusing on pay levels rather than long term issues such as women's careers. Comment Chris Charman, Principal and Reward expert at Mercer.

Contributor: Chris Charman | Published: 31 August 2017