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Only five firms out of 9,000 have reported on gender pay gap

With a recent NGA Human Resources survey showing 29 percent of business leaders do not take the gender pay gap seriously, the fact firms are failing to comply sadly re-confirms this attitude. Comment Geoff Pearce, Managing Consultant.

Contributor: Geoff Pearce | Published: 9 May 2017

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What now for high heels and workplace dress code?

Jane Crosby from law firm Hart Brown, advises companies to implement a dress code, following the failure of Government to introduce a law making it illegal for employers to require female staff to wear high heels at work.

Contributor: Jane Crosby | Published: 4 May 2017

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Petition leads to calls for new workplace dress codes

The Petitions and Women and Equalities Committees have today published the Government’s response to their joint report, High heels and workplace dress codes. Comment from Helen Jones MP, Chair of the Petitions Committee and Maria Miller MP, Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee.

Contributor: Helen Jones & Maria Miller | Published: 2 May 2017

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Autism – reasonable adjustments are crucial in the workplace

In light of figures released by The National Autistic Society, which reveal that just 16 percent of autistic adults are in full-time paid work, HR and diversity consultancy the Clear Company has urged employers to ensure that they are able to provide reasonable adjustments which can prove crucial to the success of an autistic person in the workplace. Comment from Kate Headley, Director at diversity consultancy and Disability Confident Leader, the Clear Company.

Contributor: Kate Headley | Published: 14 April 2017

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Gender pay gap reporting: one positive step to fix a problem of ‘mindsets’

Ahead of the enforcement of gender pay gap reporting on 6 April, Dr Sumita Ketkar, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Professional Development at Westminster Business School, believes the legislation is a positive step towards solving a problem of ‘mindsets’ when it comes to equal pay.

Contributor: Dr Sumita Ketkar | Published: 7 April 2017

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UK businesses not ready for gender pay gap reporting

UK employers are unprepared for Gender Pay Gap Reporting legislation, with more than a third (32 percent) failing to review salaries across genders to safeguard against pay discrimination, totaljobs research reveals. Comment from John Salt, director, totaljobs.

Contributor: John Salt | Published: 4 April 2017

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Inequality in opportunity to rise up the ranks revealed

New research by Lee Hecht Harrison, Penna, the global people management business has found a fifth of UK employees (20%) feel discriminated against in promotion decisions. The most common cause of this inequality is age (39%) followed by gender (26%) and employment status* (22%). While employers agree ageism is the most apparent at their company (12%), HR managers are most committed to tackling sexism.

Contributor: Lee Hecht Harrison | Published: 30 March 2017

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FTSE 350 chiefs “must improve diversity and inclusion”

FTSE 350 companies asked to drive increased diversity in the workplace; UK’s largest companies urged to take up McGregor-Smith Review recommendations. Margot James is to chair the first meeting of the new Business Diversity and Inclusion Group in the coming months.

Contributor: Margot James | Published: 29 March 2017