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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

 

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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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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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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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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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This Tool Will Do Your Gender Pay Reporting 2019 For You

Posted by Hazel Lush on Feb 6, 2019 4:57:42 PM

We’ve all heard the bad press, the context of the BBC Pay Gap scandal, reports of companies publishing incorrect pay gap data and increasing dramas around pay disparities. But we’re here to tell you that a glimmer of hope has emerged - Tech-start-up Gapsquare is providing international corporations and public sector bodies with instant pay gap reports that are correct, reliable and provide intuitive action plans. Using cloud-based analytical tools, Gapsquare, run by a combination of tech experts and specialists in equality issues, has saved companies thousands of hours of staff time in the last year alone, guiding international organisations such as Vodafone, London Metropolitan Police and Osborne Clarke through reporting pay inequalities and, for some, expanding this reporting to the ethnicity pay gap.

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Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting - 5 Things You Need To Know Ahead of the Regulations

Posted by Hazel Lush on Jan 21, 2019 1:54:49 PM
It's 2019 and companies are moving toward their third year of gender pay gap reporting and whilst reporting the pay gap has not been without its problems, the world has already changed a great deal since the UK regulations commenced. There have been great changes in how we understand, talk about and engage with gender equality. The pay gap is increasingly talked about in the boardroom and bringing up the gap is not met with confusion these days as often as it is with a determination to do much more. Recently the UK gov released its actions to close the gender pay gap, and Sadiq Khan, the London Mayor shared an action plan around the gender pay gap but something else came with these changes - the conversation began to turn to ethnicity pay.
 
It's often said that change for one social group can lead to breaking down barriers for another, a campaign on an issue can fail to look outside itself, but it inherently opens doors and possibilities beyond its immediate realm - and this seems to be the case with looking at ethnicity pay reporting. Sadiq Khan recently stated  “The colour of your skin should have no bearing on what you can achieve... this data clearly shows there is more work to be done... understanding the scale of this inequality is the first step in tackling it. At Gapsquare, we've consistently worked to be at the forefront of this conversation, most recently through the webinar 'Planning for the Future' which covered ethnicity pay reporting techniques extensively.  

We've now gone way beyond this and, through the incredible experience of Patrick Alleyne, who led on ethnicity pay reporting for the Greater London Authority under Sadiq Khan, we have explored some of the key issues facing the ethnicity pay reporting regime. If you represent a company that is driven to open up the ethnicity pay reporting conversation - please do download the report below or take a look at our brief summary of the report before and get in touch if you'd like to talk about how we can help with developing and processing your data around this.  
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5 Things You Need To Know

 
Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting - Don't Be Afraid, But Don't Underestimate The Task
The great thing about gender pay gap reporting was that it required A) data most companies have about their employees and B) a single comparison between binary factors (Male, Female) but things aren't so simple with ethnicity pay reporting: 'many organisations either have not collected or have low levels of data on the ethnicity of employees' argues the report, so now is the time to start recording this data, and the report suggests some useful ways to get started.  The report also argues that 'it would be highly inadequate to limit ethnicity pay gap reporting to a binary option, i.e. BAME earnings as a percentage of White earnings'. Read more to find out why.
 
Don't Just Do Data, Take Action
At Gapsquare we are strong advocates of communicating well when it comes to publishing equalities data and ethnicity pay reporting will be no different.
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Why Hiring Senior Women Will Not Close The Gender Pay Gap

Posted by Michelle Gyimah on Jan 15, 2019 10:14:00 AM

Gender pay gap reporting has come a long way since its inception as a voluntary measure buried in the Equality Act 2010. Today it is big news as employers with 250+ employees must publicly report their figure.

Gapsquare provide an amazing service to not only make this easy for employers to do but also make their data collection much more meaningful. This is why Equality Pays works closely with Gapsquare to ensure that employers are able to measure their pay gaps with accuracy and interpret the data easily.

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I'm Michelle Gyimah, Director at Equality Pays a gender pay gap consultancy and I've been busy reviewing a number of gender pay gap reports. A large proportion of firms have stated that simply hiring more women at senior level is their plan to close their pay gap. With no more detail on why or how.

However this approach is not sustainable or effective for three reasons:

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PRESS RELEASE: Innovative tech-equalities start-up offers a universal formula for partner pay reporting

Posted by Hazel Lush on Nov 14, 2018 10:04:12 AM

Actions for Partner Pay Reporting are great, but how do you make the data comparable? Here’s how.

A pioneering tech-startup has published unique guidelines on partner pay in collaboration with ten of the country’s best specialists and law firms, offering firms the most practical partner pay guidelines yet.

In the wake of the Law Society’s recommendations on reporting partner pay an innovative voice has emerged to offer a fine-tuned set of guidelines on reporting partner pay, including the exact equations to use in your calculations: “Having worked a great deal within the legal sector to support the gender pay reporting process, we knew that an issue was emerging around creating unified framework around partner pay reporting. We put together a working group focused on the data aspect of reporting partner pay and bringing together the wisdom of 10 voices in the sector” – Sian Webb, VP at Gapsquare

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