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There's more than one vote that matters this December

Posted by Gabi Spiro on Nov 25, 2019, 2:28:41 PM

Help Gapsquare win at the British Bank Awards 2020

As a fitting round-off to an exciting year of growth and opportunity for Gapsquare, we’re delighted to announce that we have been nominated for the ‘Pioneer Award’ at the British Bank Awards 2020. 

Because the Financial and Banking sector has the largest gender pay gap in the UK, there’s even more scope for an innovative approach to pay analysis, improved diversity and real, tangible change. To be recognised as an innovator within this sector is testimony to our commitment to accelerating social change with tech.

Vote for Gapsquare

Though it’s an honour to be nominated, it would be even better to walk away with the prize - and that’s where you come in. The winners of the British Bank Awards are determined entirely by votes from clients and partners - from any sector, and from any company - and you can exercise your democratic right here.

We see this as an opportunity to have our voice heard, and to champion fair pay in a deserving sector. And if that’s not convincing enough, each vote puts you in with a chance of winning a £1000 cash prize (see the T&Cs here).

We hope your vote in the British Banking Award is as important to you as another one you might be casting in December.


We develop software that will revolutionise how you measure and end pay gaps in
your company. Generate gender pay gap reports, ethnicity pay analysis,
equal pay audits and beyond at the touch of a button.

For more information, visit our website or get in touch via email.

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Tags: 2019, Press Release, Financial Sector

How your Law Firm can lead on Fair Pay in the workplace

Posted by Zara Nanu on Sep 16, 2019, 4:52:52 PM

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Research shows that legal client's wider international workforce, customers, investors and stakeholders are highly engaged in the diversity, inclusion and pay equity agenda as ever growing legislation is enacted around the globe.

Law firms are increasingly needing to provide an all-encompassing, all-services offering to compete in the legal sector.

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Tags: legal, equality, regulations, gapsquare, business, uk, gender, reporting

Tech & AI Can Make Work More Human - Gapsquare in Delphi

Posted by Hazel Lush on Aug 22, 2019, 9:59:31 AM

In a recent Lexxion Delphi publication tackling Cyberwarfare, AI and Democracy and Digital Platforms
Gapsquare's CEO & CTO share how artificial Intelligence, machine learning and other technologies are profoundly changing how we live today. These new technologies & developments are at the forefront of conversations about future workplace dynamics and are set to revolutionise and streamline inclusivity in many industries.

Unfortunately, it is increasingly clear that old biases are being built into AI and machine learning. As Zara Nanu, Gapsquare's CEO argues in Delphi, emerging technology is based on existing biased data, and therefore mirror these biases. Take, for example, Amazon’s scrapped AI recruiting tool, which was created to optimise hiring by observing patterns in successful CVs and looking for these in prospective applicants. Because the bulk of previously successful CVs came from men– reflecting the male dominance in the tech industry – the tool learnt to hire people from this same demographic.

For the team at Gapsquare, now is the time to ensure AI is less biased, more inclusive and fair and represents the best of what it means to be human. AI needs to open doors for a wider range of people and it needs to learn to look beyond old approaches and bias-filled data. 

Read the full article

To achieve this, argue the Gapsquare team, we must start by improving diversity within the tech sector through a combined effort between educational systems, governments and HR in tech industries in order that these technologies are being created by diverse people and reflect unbiased data.

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Tags: Technology, gender pay gap

Measuring the Gender Pay Gap: The 5 HR Metrics Law Firms Need to Know

Posted by Sian Webb on Aug 16, 2019, 3:52:59 PM

Law firms have had an interesting few years following the beginning of the UK gender pay gap reporting legislation. 

It’s fair to say that the legislation has, more or less universally, exposed large pay gaps across firms and the wider sector. For the legal sector workforce, the gender pay gap is heavily impacted by the number of female legal secretaries paid a much lower salary than the fee-earning lawyers who have the ability to progress into partnership (at which point, they are then technically excluded from the legislation, due to no longer being considered an employee.) 

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Tags: Legal sector

Public Sector Organisations with over 80% Female employee-base have higher Gender Pay Gaps (and Academies are the worst)

Posted by Hazel Lush on Apr 11, 2019, 4:08:27 PM

 

What looking at female dominated organisations teaches us about the public sector gender pay gap  

Bristol, UK. Last week we hit the deadline for gender pay gap reporting for all companies with over 250 employees in the UK but Gapsquare, experts in gender pay gap analysis, are taking a step back and putting their finger on one aspect of the data people are not talking about -  what do companies with more female than male employees look like? And what can this tell us?

The gender pay gap is worse in female dominated public sector organisations

10% of all organisations who have reported so far have what we would define as ‘female dominated workforces’ (more than 80% of their workforce is female). In an interesting twist, the Gapsquare team have learnt that when we look into the public sector data for these women-dominated organisations, the gender pay gap jumps above the national average.

Even more interestingly, private sector companies which are female dominated pay men 3% (on average**) more than women (a better figure than the national average). This figure for the public sector is 14.4%**, showing us that working for a female dominated public sector organisation may not be all it's cracked up to be.

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Tags: Press Release

So you’ve reported your gender pay gap data and the numbers don’t look good - By Catalyst Collective

Posted by Catalyst Collective on Apr 8, 2019, 3:51:16 PM

 

What are the top 3 things that companies need to do right now to have better data next year?

by Catalyst Collective

The gender pay gap is not a quick fix. It requires cultural, systemic and structural change to really shift the dial. But there are practical things you can do right away that will start to make a difference. A great place to get started is through our Gender Pay Gap - What Next? Report here

Create gender inclusive leadership models

Women are not broken and don’t need to be fixed. They are navigating organisational systems which are shaped around masculinised models of leadership. The prevailing unconscious leadership model inside your organisation affects the working lives of men and women and this underpins pay gaps, so start getting curious about this. 

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#WomenInScienceDay - I am happy to go to bed thinking of science and wake up thinking of the next experiment I can do

Posted by Hazel Lush on Feb 11, 2019, 5:23:11 PM

 

The Winston Churchill Award Ceremony in 2015. : Rebecca receiving her award from Professor Brian Clarke, world renowned architectural artist and 1974 Churchill Fellow.

 

This International Day for Women and Girls and Science, we wanted to share a piece by FRSA Rebecca A B Burton - University Research Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford where she reflects on her journey towards an award-winning career in science. A huge thank you to Rebecca for sharing her story. 

What is your role, and what work do you do at the moment in science? What was your journey to working in science like? 

"I am a University Research Lecturer and Sir Henry Dale Fellow of the Royal Society and Wellcome Trust. This research fellowship is aimed at early career scientists and has allowed me to establish myself as an independent Principal Investigator in the Department of Pharmacology, Oxford. I am also an elected Senior Research Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. My background training is in Physiology and Pharmacology. I would describe myself as a biomedical scientist with an interest in applying bioengineering methods to answer cardiac biophysical questions about causes and consequences of atrial arrhythmias.

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Tags: women in science

A Conversation with Gapsquare - Oracle Podcast: On Bridging The Gap

Posted by Danting Fang on Feb 11, 2019, 2:42:54 PM

In the latest episode of OracleNext podcast, Zara Nanu, CEO and founder of Gapsquare, talks to the host about Gapsquare's use of cloud-based software to narrow the gender pay gap, build equality and diversity into company practices and more. 

In the podcast Zara shares her background and experiences in how she learned to overcome stereotypes and establish Gapsquare with data science and intuitive tech.

Zara also discuss the benefits of joining Oracle’s startup programme, how Oracle both understands founders and customers and how this has helped Gapsquare have impact on diversity practices globally.

 

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Tags: Podcasts

Reasons why it's #NeverTooLate to Increase Gender Diversity in Science

Posted by Hazel Lush on Feb 11, 2019, 9:59:24 AM

Today, 11th Feb is the International Day for Women and Girls in Science, and at Gapsquare, we are passionate about building equality and diversity capacity across all industries. That's why we are working with the incredible Interactive Scientific to start the conversation about why it's #NeverTooLate to engage and sustain gender diversity in science-based workplaces and education. 

Do you have a story about getting women and girls engaged in science? Did you come to a science career late? Or perhaps you're building a more inclusive science-based workplace. Tweet us @Gapsquare and tell us why you think it's #NeverTooLate. 

Gapsquare uses intelligent and intuitive tech to give employers insights into a range of fair pay data and has therefore seen a range of responses to lack of gender diversity across industries. So – where does science come in terms of gender equality? Read on to learn about the gender pay gap in science and hear the thoughts and experiences of Caroline Clarke, Director of Operations, KETS Quantum Security and Charlotte R. Bermingham, Chief Technical Officer and Co-founder at Vitamica on how they are revolutionising the world of science. 

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Tags: women in science

Press Release: Gapsquare prepares to scale FairPay® software with new board appointment

Posted by Hazel Lush on Feb 7, 2019, 10:03:51 AM

Bristol, UK – 7th Feb, 2019. Gapsquare, the cloud-based software innovator empowering companies to analyse pay gaps and make data-driven changes to close them, has today announced the appointment of tech entrepreneur and CEO of Ultrahaptics, Steve Cliffe, to its board. 

 Commenting on the role, Steve Cliffe said, “Gapsquare are a fantastic example of how machine learning and big data can be used to effect positive social change. The World Economic Forum currently predicts it could take 217 years to close the gender pay gap. That’s not good enough, and I’m delighted to be working with a company using technology to accelerate this.”

Governments around the world are legislating for pay transparency, and equality-conscious Generation X,Y and millennials now make up 60% of the workforce.

Gapsquare’s customers already include Condé Nast, Vodafone, Serco and Osborne Clarke. To date the firm has analysed the wages of over 270,000 employees in the UK. The software delivers insights not just into gender pay gaps but also a wider range of diversity and equality data including the ethnicity pay gap, equal pay, regional disparities and more. 

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