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

Posted by Hazel Lush on Jul 13, 2018 9:35:39 AM

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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Gapsquare wins place on upcoming Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator

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

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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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."

 

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

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Tags: Women in Tech, Technology

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

Posted by Hazel Lush on Jun 8, 2018 3:15:32 PM

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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The Pay Gap ROI - Don't Just Invest in Numbers, Invest in People

Posted by Hazel Lush on Apr 16, 2018 3:03:10 PM

The team at Gapsquare work directly with over 130 companies, supporting them to analyse their gender pay gap both in the UK and overseas. Our expertise is in processing the data around equality and diversity, as well as driving a business forward in making tangible changes. We are passionate about doing this because, quite frankly, ending the pay gap is great for everyone involved. Here's how you can gain a return on investment after reporting the gender pay gap.

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Tags: Company culture, recruitment, retention

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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How Being a Parent Can Make you a Better CEO - Dr Zara Nanu

Posted by Hazel Lush on Mar 11, 2018 11:43:28 AM


Working with Zara Nanu on her thriving project Gapsquare has been a whirlwind, I've watched as the company moved from strength to strength, to Berlin, New York and Paris, heading to global conferences, accelerator programmes, tech demos and working with hundreds of companies on gender pay gap reporting in the UK. 

But Zara also always finds time to be a great leader at Gapsquare, from small things like reminding us to take breaks in the office, take walks when we're demotivated, or to step out of the box to gain inspiration -  to bigger things like motivating the entire team whilst juggling the company (and still getting to school to pick up her kids). It often left me wondering, what is it that makes someone able to lead in this way. 

Recently, in a conversation about her experience as CEO, the week before Mother's Day, I asked her about her leadership style - what is her secret? 

Easy, she says: "being a good leader is a lot like being a good parent".

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The Rise of #GovTech - How Governments Around The World Are Working Alongside Tech Start-Ups

Posted by Hazel Lush on Mar 5, 2018 4:36:41 PM


Is the public sector being left behind? Not any more.

Gapsquare will be speaking to European governments at the Vienna conference designed to bring tech start ups, innovators, enterprises and the public sector together. The conference creates opportunities for new enterprises to connect with the public sector to drive partnerships that benefit citizens worldwide. Gapsquare's CEO Zara Nanu will be sharing Gapsquare's expertise in tackling ethnicity and gender inequality in the workplace  using tech. The Pioneer event creates opportunities for governments to work alongside the fast-moving tech and business world, building the efficiency, range and capacity of their services and by  'introducing startup-driven innovation in the public sector'.

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What's Happening with Gender Pay Gap Reporting Around the World?

We know that the gender pay gap regulations in the UK are in full swing, but have you ever wondered what these regulations look like in countries outside of the UK?  There are a number of rules and laws coming into place/in place and fingers crossed - we're moving forward! 

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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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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.

Six Steps to Gender Pay Gap Reporting

 

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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