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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

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Women believe gender pay gap is ‘out of their hands’

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.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 19 March 2017

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Forbes’ most powerful women in Europe

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.

Contributor: Anna Berez-Brown | Published: 18 March 2017

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Women still trapped in the “pinched middle”

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’.

Contributor: Source Global Research | Published: 18 February 2017

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Boards still lack diversity

Research from AON and its partners, Leeds University Business School (LUBS), sheds fresh light on the factors affecting decision-making by pension scheme trustees.

Contributor: John Belgrove | Published: 16 February 2017

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Claims ‘Muslim-sounding names’ damage job prospects

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.

Contributor: Kate Headley | Published: 8 February 2017

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Media sector lacking diversity

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.

Contributor: Daryl Willcox | Published: 3 February 2017

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Gender pay reporting the key to closing the gap

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.

Contributor: Nick Rowe | Published: 16 January 2017