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.
Published: 30 March 2017
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.
Published: 29 March 2017
New research has found that a staggering 87.9 percent of women said that they’ve been paid less because of their gender, with over a third (36.7 percent) of female employees believing that the gender pay gap is ‘out of their hands’. Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments.
Published: 19 March 2017
Whilst some women may be putting off motherhood in the fear it may hamper their career, it appears having a family does not hold you back from flying high in the workplace. Comment from Anna Berez-Brown from Shine4Women.
Published: 18 March 2017
Culture, not pay, is the critical factor behind the lack of gender diversity in the technology and IT transformation fields. Barnaby Parker, CEO of Venquis, comments.
Published: 14 March 2017
A new report to be published by Source Global Research on 8th March 2017, to coincide with International Women’s Day, has found that women are finding themselves trapped in what the report calls, the ‘pinched middle’.
Published: 18 February 2017
Research from AON and its partners, Leeds University Business School (LUBS), sheds fresh light on the factors affecting decision-making by pension scheme trustees.
Published: 16 February 2017
HR and diversity consultancy, The Clear Company, has responded to findings from a BBC investigation which suggests that employers are less likely to consider applicants with ‘Muslim-sounding names’. From Kate Headley, Director at The Clear Company.
Published: 8 February 2017
PR professionals and journalists working in the UK’s technology sector have expressed concern about the slow progress being made towards improved diversity and social mobility in their industries.
Published: 3 February 2017
New rules requiring companies with more than 250 employees to publish information on their gender pay gap hold the key to banishing discrepancies in salaries between male and female workers, according to one of Cheltenham’s leading employment law specialists. Article from Nick Rowe, partner and head of the employment team at law firm Lodders.
Published: 16 January 2017