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.
Published: 1 February 2018
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.
Published: 29 November 2017
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.
Published: 16 November 2017
The Women and Equalities Committee is launching an inquiry to look at the results of the recently published Race Disparity ... View Article
Published: 10 November 2017
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.
Published: 11 September 2017
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.
Published: 31 August 2017
Prejudice can be a daily experience for trans people but poor awareness from employers about the challenges they face can leave them isolated at work, according to new research. Comment from Acas Head of Equality, Julie Dennis and Stonewall Head of Trans Inclusion, Rebecca Stinson.
Published: 27 August 2017
I welcome the EHRC decision to focus on pay gaps for ethnicity and disability as well as gender. We know that employers getting race equality the in the workplace right is worth £24bn per year to the UK economy. From Sandra Kerr OBE, Race Equality Director, Business in the Community.
Published: 16 August 2017
Following the High Pay Centre’s annual FTSE 100 CEO pay survey released this morning which shows there are only six female FTSE 100 CEOs, earning on average over £2 million less than male CEOs last year, Dr Sumita Ketkar, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Professional Development at Westminster Business School, believes the figures are disappointing:
Published: 10 August 2017
The newly elected opposition leader in New Zealand has reacted angrily to repeated questions about whether or not she plans to have children. Jacinda Ardern told a TV morning show host that it was "totally unacceptable" to be asked those questions in 2017. Comment Jacob Demeza-Wilkinson is an employment law consultant for the ELAS Group.
Published: 6 August 2017