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The BBC: What Not to Do with Pay Data

Posted by Zara Nanu on Jan 11, 2018 4:41:20 PM

When it comes to equal pay and the gender pay gap, this week started with a reminder how far we are from equality and inclusion in employment (again). On Monday morning, we were all reading the open letter from BBC China editor Carrie Gracie, in which she spoke out about leaving BBC because of pay transparency and gender pay gap issues. “I simply want the BBC to abide by the law and value men and women equally” Gracie said.


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Our New Year's Resolution? A Global Solution to the Pay Gap in 2018

Posted by Zara Nanu on Jan 4, 2018 2:23:51 PM


Much like last year, we look forward to a year of growth at Gapsquare. As part of this growth, we plan on taking the product into a new phase and exploring new geographies. Our growth in the UK market is set to continue at the same rate as last year – an astonishing 300%.

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Closing the gender pay gap is not improbable

Posted by Sian Webb on Dec 14, 2017 3:17:19 PM

The new gender pay gap regulations provide an opportunity for change, are companies seizing them the right way?

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Tags: gender pay gap, gender pay gap reporting, gender pay accountability, gender pay gap regulations,

How to Turn Pay Gap Regulations Into A Remarkable Opportunity

Posted by Hazel Lush on Dec 11, 2017 1:52:35 PM

As April 2018, the date when all companies with over 250 employees must complete gender pay gap reporting and publish their data closes in, there's never been a better time to convert gender pay gap analysis into a profitable investment into your company's future.


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Tags: Company culture, recruitment, retention

What do Women (in the Construction Industry) Want? Hint. It's not a gym membership

Posted by Hazel Lush on Nov 27, 2017 4:20:13 PM

Opportunities for flexible working, promotions to managerial positions and access to mentors are the key to recruiting and keeping female employees in the construction industry according to Gapsquare's recent research.

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Tags: construction industry, women in property, research

Tell Your Daughters You Were Part of Ending the Gender Pay Gap

Posted by Hazel Lush on Nov 20, 2017 5:33:20 PM

Gapsquare recently completed the competitive F Lane Accelerator Programme, ending with the message "Tell your daughters, and your grandaughters, that you were part of ending the gender pay gap"

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Telling the Story of Your Gender Pay and Bonus Pay Gap

Posted by Hazel Lush on Oct 30, 2017 3:25:23 PM

In the wake of the BBC and Financial Times’ publication of pay data, companies are approaching gender pay reporting requirements with trepidation. The worry is that the reasons behind pay gap data will be lost once statistics are revealed. But it doesn’t need to be that way. As the team at Gapsquare - experts in analysing the gender pay gap - argue, publishing data can be an opportunity to foster deeper understanding among your teams around the pay gap and an opportunity to show how your business moves forward on equality issues. In short, publicising pay gap data can be an exercise in showing how your company responds to greater understanding of its structure.


Need support? Why not watch Gapsquare's free webinar on communicating the gender pay gap:

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It is interesting to note that bonus pay gaps are particularly stark, TSB Bank, Virgin Money and Fujitsu Services are all hovering around a 50% pay gap in bonus pay. These companies benefit hugely from a clear narrative around their data. An example can be drawn from Virgin Money, who’s response to the data was to set out the causes of the pay gap and outline their mission going forward

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Tags: gender pay gap reporting, pay gap reporting

The Big Apple & F Lane Accelerator, Berlin: Another great leap forward at Gapsquare

Posted by Hazel Lush on Oct 7, 2017 6:39:35 PM

Heading to Vodafone's F Lane Accelerator programme. Thoughts from Gapsquare's Partnership's Manager, Sian Webb


Just as the Gapsquare Team jet off to the Big Apple to New York to pitch to The Massachusetts Institute of Technology Solve programme, we also found out that we have been chosen for the prestigious Berlin-based F Lane Acceleration programme,designed for 5 high-potential digital impact ventures focusing on female empowerment.


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Tags: Our Great Leap Forward, The F Lane Accelerator

A uk tech start up takes closing the gender pay gap to New York

Posted by Hazel Lush on Sep 29, 2017 2:01:00 AM

It is an interesting time for equality issues in the USA, aside from the scandal over protests at basketball games, Trump's governance has more than tripled the wage gap in the White House itself, with the President going on to employ his daughter, Ivanka, to end an upcoming policy designed tackle the wage gap from April 2018.

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Tags: Solve MIT New York, Does Legislation Work?


Posted by Hazel Lush on Sep 5, 2017 11:51:00 AM

Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Solve Challenge Finals in New York on September 17th

We’re thrilled to announce that Gapsquare will be heading to the New York for Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Solve Challenge Finals on September 17th. We will be pitching our solution to a MIT Solve Challenge close to our hearts: 

“How can women and girls of all socioeconomic backgrounds use technology to fully participate and prosper in the economy?”

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Tags: MIT, New York, Technology

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