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

Posted by Zara Nanu on Oct 4, 2018 12:08:17 PM

 

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 Jun 15, 2018 12:30:03 PM

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."

 

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Tags: Women in Tech, Technology

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

Posted by Zara Nanu on Mar 21, 2018 11:12:17 AM
This week   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.

 

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Tags: Dispatches, Loophole

Emmeline - The Revolutionary Pro-Version App Streamlining Your Pay Gap Analysis

Posted by Zara Nanu on Mar 1, 2018 12:51:38 PM

Today is a milestone day for Gapsquare as we launch an enhanced version of our software – version Emmeline - our most expansive pay gap analysis tool yet.

The name is in honor of Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the suffragette movement who helped some women get the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating that "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back”.

This is very relevant for our software as we have developed it to be used by businesses to shake their operations into a new world without the gender pay gap. The software helps businesses make the most of their female talent, and therefore ensure growth beyond any competitors.

So what is so different in Emmeline compared to Gapsquare V2 we had until now? Everything. Below are the three key points that set Emmeline on the path to narrowing the gender pay gap and how they will help you with your gender pay analysis.

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The BBC: What Not to Do with Pay Data

Posted by Zara Nanu on Jan 11, 2018 4:41:20 PM

When it comes to equal pay and the gender pay gap, this year started with a reminder how far we are from equality and inclusion in employment (again). We've all read the open letter from BBC China editor Carrie Gracie, in which she spoke out about leaving BBC because of pay transparency and gender pay gap issues. “I simply want the BBC to abide by the law and value men and women equally” Gracie said.

 

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Our New Year's Resolution? A Global Solution to the Pay Gap in 2018

Posted by Zara Nanu on Jan 4, 2018 2:23:51 PM

 

Much like last year, we look forward to a year of growth at Gapsquare. As part of this growth, we plan on taking the product into a new phase and exploring new geographies. Our growth in the UK market is set to continue at the same rate as last year – an astonishing 300%.

When it comes to looking beyond the UK – “Hallo Deutschland!” as 2018 will see Gapsquare used by more German companies. In the summer 2017, the German Government has introduced new legislation making pay transparency mandatory for companies with over 200 employees - Act to Promote Transparency of Pay Structures (Entgelttransparenzgesetz).


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PAY TRANSPARENCY AND THE GENERAL ELECTION 2017 – YOUR IMPRESSION

Posted by Zara Nanu on May 17, 2017 11:34:00 AM

Brenda from Bristol is not the only cool thing coming out of Bristol this General Election 2017.

Between now and June 8th, Bristol based startup Gapsquare will be scrutinising Party Manifestos and candidate speeches to identify their specific stance on pay transparency. These include policies on gender and ethnicity pay gap.

Besides subjecting Manifestos to analysis, we will be reviewing ways in which different parties’ economic and social policy proposals would impact pay for various minority groups. Based on these insights, we will be developing predictive models to see how the pay gaps could evolve in the next 5 years.

But we can’t do it without you. We’d like to encourage everybody to send us any articles, speeches, references, notes, minutes of meetings, gossip as well as the occasional Wicked Whispers about candidate’s take on pay transparency to zara.nanu@gapsquare.com.

Results will be published in early June 2017.

 

 

 

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Tags: transparency, election 2017, gender pay gap, legal, regulations, ukip

The Digital Age – A Natural Partner TO DIVERSITY AND EQUALITY

Posted by Zara Nanu on Apr 24, 2017 11:32:00 AM

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“Technical skills have always been in demand, but Boards need to create a culture, an ecosystem, around digital and digital thinking and this means increasing their functional diversity. If organisations are not disrupting their industries through digital innovation then they will be disrupted – so Boards need to keep pace to survive.” 

These are the words of Harvey Nash,  in “Diversifying Diversity – the next Board frontier”, who also mentions that those with digital expertise, capable of getting ahead of the game on digital technology, are yet to be effectively included in boards as technology “does not have the history and framework of qualification and knowledge of, say, finance that has been bedded into Boards for centuries”. 

At Gapsquare, a tech-based data-analysis company that is working to end the gender pay gap, this is interesting for two reasons:

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

PUBLIC SECTOR TO LEAD ON THE GENDER PAY GAP

Posted by Zara Nanu on Mar 18, 2017 11:25:00 AM

Last week, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities Justine Greening signed public-sector ‪#GenderPayGap regulations into law. Public-sector bodies will now have to calculate their gender pay gap figures and published them with a written statement on the organisation’s website.

 

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Tags: public sector, reporting

WE’RE GROWING!

Posted by Zara Nanu on Mar 8, 2017 11:23:00 AM

This international Women’s Day we are delighted to announce that Gapsquare is growing and Sian Webb will be joining our team in April.

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