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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

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Trans employees still lacking workplace support

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.

Contributor: Julie Dennis & Rebecca Stinson | Published: 27 August 2017

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The ethnicity and disability pay gap

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.

Contributor: Sandra Kerr | Published: 16 August 2017

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The six FTSE female CEOs earn £2 million less than the men

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:

Contributor: Sumita Ketkar | Published: 10 August 2017

NZ politician fed up with “children plans” questions

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.

Contributor: Jacob Demeza-Wilkinson | Published: 6 August 2017

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Will the BBC’s gender pay gap impact the future of the law?

Following the controversy around the BBC and who is paid what, the broadcaster is under increased public and legal scrutiny. Michelle Gray, head of employment at law firm, berg, discusses the expose and why SMEs should also take note of the increasingly important issue around gender pay reporting.

Contributor: Michelle Gray | Published: 27 July 2017

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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.

Contributor: Kate Headley | Published: 21 July 2017

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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.

Contributor: Gina Wilson | Published: 20 July 2017

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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.

Contributor: Suzanne Horne | Published: 19 July 2017