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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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Closing the gender pay gap in higher education will take forty years

Posted by Sian Webb on Feb 19, 2018 4:08:27 PM

With Gapsquare, we can do it by 2034

The University and College Union announced last year that it was going to take forty years for the gender pay gap in UK higher education to close.

For academics, the gap stands at 12% and has been slowly decreasing in the last few years.

The UCU says that this equates to a shortfall of £6,103 per year for each female academic. In total, this £528 million per year. 

The gap is also larger at the so-called ‘elite’ Russell Group institutions at 16.3%. With less than six weeks to go before the gender pay gap reporting deadline, none of these institutions have reported.

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In fact, less than 3% of universities have reported into the government portal - out of 109 universities in England, and 130 in the UK, only 3 have submitted: Leeds Art University, University of Salford and University of Kent. At the current pace of change, by the time I retire, the gender pay gap will still exist in academia.

 

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Tags: gender pay gap reporting, gender pay gap in higher education, gender pay gap university

My job? I'm a time traveller (obviously)

Posted by Sian Webb on Feb 5, 2018 4:32:44 PM

The Gender Pay Gap:  My inspiration to close it and why Gapsquare is the company to get it done

Tomorrow, I’m spending my lunch break in my office with thirty 11-year olds. Not because we are diversifying our employment practices, but because they want to ask me an important question – What is it like working for Gapsquare? 

I’ve given it some thought, it’s a big question, but it sends me back to 2016 when my niece was born – suddenly, there was this innocent baby girl who had been born into a world where she will, statistically, earn less than if she had been born a boy. I knew that, for me with my work history so far in tackling inequality and driving forward change to pave a better world for all, my motivation had taken a tangible, gurgling human form.

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Tags: gender pay gap reporting, Our Great Leap Forward

Closing the pay gap is not improbable - Avoid this mistake in reporting gender pay gap

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?

Last week, the Financial Times reported that “1 in 20 companies who have submitted their gender pay gap data to the government have reported numbers that are statistically improbable and therefore almost certainly inaccurate.” One of these companies is fashion brand, Hugo Boss (who have since changed their numbers and now reporting a 32.6% mean and 76.5% median gender pay gap), a MacDonald’s franchise, an international car-parts manufacturer and a branch of national charity Age UK.

In some cases, the reports were most likely due to error, in fewer still probably because of plan to deceit, but mostly this happened because of misunderstanding of what the gender pay gap is.

 

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

UK PUBLIC SECTOR – PERSPECTIVES ON THE GENDER PAY GAP WITH GAPSQUARE

Posted by Sian Webb on Aug 14, 2017 11:50:00 AM

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Are you a public sector manager involved in reporting on the gender pay gap? Take advantage of this opportunity to hear unique and insightful perspectives on the pay gap from representatives of experienced Public Sector organisations, experts in employment law and HR and Gapsquare’s own Dr Zara Nanu.

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Tags: webinar, gender pay gap

DON’T FEAR THE GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING – COMMUNICATE!

Posted by Sian Webb on Aug 1, 2017 11:49:00 AM

The Financial Times staff are meeting to discuss a strike as a result of gender pay gap data coming to light within the company. Women (and men) at the Financial Times want to hear that their company cares about the issues that are revealed by pay gap regulations but is this what’s being communicated?

 

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Tags: women in business, gender pay, gender pay gap, bbc, business, financial times, pay gap

LESSONS LEARNT? Reflections on the BBC pay gap dilemma

Posted by Sian Webb on Jul 24, 2017 6:00:00 PM

The last five days must have been somewhat of a headache for Tony Hall, BBC Director-General. First, the damning list of salaries that showed that lack of female high earners and gender pay disparity, followed by some of the BBC’s most high-profile female personalities writing a frank open letter calling him to “act now” to tackle the gender pay gap, rather than waiting until 2020 for it to be eliminated. It has certainly made headline news and spread to extensive conversations from within the BBC, the general workplace, to the pub with friends on the weekend.

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Tags: women in business, gender pay gap, business, pay gap, gender pay gap reporting, politics

THE 5 CAUSES OF THE GENDER PAY GAP

Posted by Sian Webb on Jul 20, 2017 11:45:00 AM

At Gapsquare, we use technology to find out and explain what causes your gender pay gap. There is never one clear cut reaso03n about why a company has a gender pay gap, and is usually caused by several factors, which can essentially be categorised into five causes.

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 If you have any queries or need assistance with reporting your gender pay gap, do not hesitate to contact    Gapsquare

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Tags: diversity, legal, hnology, equality, gender pay gap, business

THE SNAP GENERAL ELECTION & GENDER PAY GAP – BY SIAN WEBB, GAPSQUARE

Posted by Sian Webb on Jun 19, 2017 11:42:00 AM

“The snap general election was mainly focused on Brexit, yet all parties produced manifestos which will pave the way for policy and governance over the next five years.”

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Tags: gender pay, diversity, gender pay gap, politics, uk, election 2017, gender

GAPSQUARE – INSIGHTS FROM THE STEM GENDER EQUALITY CONGRESS, BERLIN

Posted by Sian Webb on Jun 13, 2017 11:40:00 AM

Gapsquare’s Dr Zara Nanu joined teams of academics, industry experts, government representatives and policy makers at this year’s annual STEM Gender Equality Congress on the 8th and the 9th June where she spoke on Sharing Best Practice Between Industry and Academia. 

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Tags: women in business, diversity, legal, equality, regulations, Technology, gender pay gap, business, pay gap, uk

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