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Zara Nanu

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How to Manage your Workforce in Corona Crisis - What the Experts Advise

Posted by Zara Nanu on 23-Mar-2020 15:58:12

At Gapsquare, we have always been committed to helping businesses create fairness and inclusion at work. Now, this is more important than ever.

This morning we hosted an incredible panel (video to follow shortly) which brought together experts in employment law, finance, and internal communications to answer difficult questions about managing people and workplaces in times of crisis.

Julian Hemming, a partner as Osborne Clarke, used his 30 years of experience to talk about cutting overheads, furlough and legally managing workforce changes. Emma Dawson of Stitch, a Deloitte Business, shared her expertise about how to keep communications going between employees, and Iain Lownes of Smith & Williamson talked us through cash projections for the next 6 months.

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Tags: Legal sector, Financial Sector, Covid19

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

Posted by Zara Nanu on 16-Sep-2019 16:52:52

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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

Closing the gender pay gap in the legal sector: quod est necessarium est licitum

Posted by Zara Nanu on 04-Oct-2018 12:08:17

 

Law firms are pro-active in looking at their data for answers on the gender pay gap, but can they lead the way?

Over the past year, all UK law firms with over 250 employees have had to disclose their gender pay gap as part of a new set of pay transparency regulations. These firms have been pro-active in doing so and have reported various pay gap figures. In the top 25 law firms by turnover, some have reported pay gaps as high as 39% median (Linklaters), and others as low as 12% median (DLA Piper).

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Tags: Legal sector

If We Can Automate a Car, We Can End Pay Inequality

Posted by Zara Nanu on 15-Jun-2018 12:30:03

People will make or break a business. More diverse people will go even further and make a business innovative, challenging and perhaps even more importantly, profitable. On average, a business with diverse teams will have access to increased market share and 9% higher EBIT.

But how can we build more diverse businesses when current data shows companies have high gender and ethnicity gaps? These manifest themselves both in low proportions of diverse employees as well as high pay disparities for these groups. It does not seem businesses are making the most of powering growth with the right people. 

"217 Years, for the women you work with to be operating on a level playing field, for our daughters to be in with the same chance at success as our sons."

 

Want to learn more about the gender pay gap? Watch the Invest In Diversity Video Series below.

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Tags: Technology, Women in Tech

The Gender Pay Gap - Looking for Loopholes? We've got three

Posted by Zara Nanu on 21-Mar-2018 11:12:17
Last year,  Channel 4’s Dispatches   did an investigative piece called 'The Truth About Your Pay' on how companies comply with gender pay gap regulations and the way in which some consultants have been advising companies how to avoid reporting.

Consultants were filmed by undercover reporters who pretended to represent a fictitious cleaning company with 264 employees. Their recommendations ranged from options to split a company in two; reporting details of directors' pay as dividends not wages if they are also the owners; all the way to making some employees redundant.

While some employers might be interested in these short term measures, long term they will only have a negative impact. The costs of the consultants, combined with the costs of the recommended measures and having to maintain complex new structures going forward cannot be cheap. Ultimately employees will be more likely to question these measures and what they are hiding than the gender pay gap itself.

 

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Tags: Dispatches, Loophole