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Don't let your 'actions to close the gender pay gap' fall flat

Posted by Hazel Lush on 03-Aug-2018 10:52:53

We were excited to see that the UK Government has released  'Actions to close the gender pay gap', a toolkit of key ideas on how you can take on the pay gap and work to close it.  The actions are things such as 'Include multiple women in shortlists for recruitment and promotions' and 'Introduce transparency to promotion, pay and reward processes', which are, in our view, some brilliant ideas for moving forward on the pay gap and for the wellbeing and retention of your staff as a whole. 

However, we also wanted to draw your attention to the following statement in the toolkit:  

"Employers who use high quality data to understand the drivers of their gender pay gap will be able to target their actions and therefore deliver the most effective results."

Our VP, Sian Webb puts it as follows: "A blanket approach to closing the gender pay gap, whilst it has its benefits and reveals some of the important actions companies must take to improve workplaces across the board, misses the importance of tailored, appropriate approaches to the gap. It is, as the government toolkit mentions, important to  understand your data before you start investing heavily in actions that are not appropriate or helpful to your employees, and which won't close the gap. Companies could potentially be wasting a lot of time and money, and having no impact whatsoever'.

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Tags: Actions to close the gap, Government Recommendations for Closing the Gap

How to complete an equal pay audit - Gapsquare & Osborne Clarke

Posted by Hazel Lush on 19-Jul-2018 13:28:23

Osborne Clarke, an International legal practice, with offices situated around Europe, Asia and the USA and Gapsquare, leading provider of pay disparity and pay transparency analysis tackle key issues around completing equal pay audits.

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Tags: Equal Pay

Ted Talk: The Gender Pay Gap: A long-term plan isn't fast enough - Gapsquare CEO Zara Nanu

Posted by Hazel Lush on 13-Jul-2018 09:35:39

In her previous job, our CEO Zara Nanu considered herself a superhero, supporting women to move out of incredibly challenging situations and into work , but by doing so, she became aware that the difficulties weren't over. Gaining access to the workplace was not the end of the battle for women, there was still a lot more to do. 

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Tags: Ted Talk

Gapsquare wins place on upcoming Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator

Posted by Hazel Lush on 10-Jul-2018 12:03:43

Gapsquare are excited to announce that we will be joining the Oracle StartUp Cloud Accelerator Programme. Working under the mentorship, tech and business support of the Oracle team in the programme's coworking space, Gapsquare will also gain the ability to provide its pay disparity analytical tools to the hundreds of thousands of customers Oracle already works with. 

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Tags: Accelerator Programmes

Invest in Diversity - Video Series by Opus Talent Solutions with Sian Webb, VP at Gapsquare

Posted by Hazel Lush on 08-Jun-2018 15:15:32

Interested in tackling the gender pay gap, enhancing female progression and diversity in your business? Gapsquare and Opus Talent Solutions discuss the key issues and opportunities around the pay gap. Video by Opus Talent Solutions.

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Tags: Video