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There's more than one vote that matters this December

Posted by Gabi Spiro on 25-Nov-2019 14:28:41

Help Gapsquare win at the British Bank Awards 2020

As a fitting round-off to an exciting year of growth and opportunity for Gapsquare, we’re delighted to announce that we have been nominated for the ‘Pioneer Award’ at the British Bank Awards 2020. 

Because the Financial and Banking sector has the largest gender pay gap in the UK, there’s even more scope for an innovative approach to pay analysis, improved diversity and real, tangible change. To be recognised as an innovator within this sector is testimony to our commitment to accelerating social change with tech.

Vote for Gapsquare

Though it’s an honour to be nominated, it would be even better to walk away with the prize - and that’s where you come in. The winners of the British Bank Awards are determined entirely by votes from clients and partners - from any sector, and from any company - and you can exercise your democratic right here.

We see this as an opportunity to have our voice heard, and to champion fair pay in a deserving sector. And if that’s not convincing enough, each vote puts you in with a chance of winning a £1000 cash prize (see the T&Cs here).

We hope your vote in the British Banking Award is as important to you as another one you might be casting in December.


We develop software that will revolutionise how you measure and end pay gaps in
your company. Generate gender pay gap reports, ethnicity pay analysis,
equal pay audits and beyond at the touch of a button.

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Tags: 2019, Press Release, Financial Sector

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

Tech & AI Can Make Work More Human - Gapsquare in Delphi

Posted by Hazel Lush on 22-Aug-2019 09:59:31

In a recent Lexxion Delphi publication tackling Cyberwarfare, AI and Democracy and Digital Platforms
Gapsquare's CEO & CTO share how artificial Intelligence, machine learning and other technologies are profoundly changing how we live today. These new technologies & developments are at the forefront of conversations about future workplace dynamics and are set to revolutionise and streamline inclusivity in many industries.

Unfortunately, it is increasingly clear that old biases are being built into AI and machine learning. As Zara Nanu, Gapsquare's CEO argues in Delphi, emerging technology is based on existing biased data, and therefore mirror these biases. Take, for example, Amazon’s scrapped AI recruiting tool, which was created to optimise hiring by observing patterns in successful CVs and looking for these in prospective applicants. Because the bulk of previously successful CVs came from men– reflecting the male dominance in the tech industry – the tool learnt to hire people from this same demographic.

For the team at Gapsquare, now is the time to ensure AI is less biased, more inclusive and fair and represents the best of what it means to be human. AI needs to open doors for a wider range of people and it needs to learn to look beyond old approaches and bias-filled data. 

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To achieve this, argue the Gapsquare team, we must start by improving diversity within the tech sector through a combined effort between educational systems, governments and HR in tech industries in order that these technologies are being created by diverse people and reflect unbiased data.

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Tags: Technology, gender pay gap

Measuring the Gender Pay Gap: The 5 HR Metrics Law Firms Need to Know

Posted by Sian Webb on 16-Aug-2019 15:52:59

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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Tags: Legal sector

Public Sector Organisations with over 80% Female employee-base have higher Gender Pay Gaps (and Academies are the worst)

Posted by Hazel Lush on 11-Apr-2019 16:08:27

 

What looking at female dominated organisations teaches us about the public sector gender pay gap  

Bristol, UK. Last week we hit the deadline for gender pay gap reporting for all companies with over 250 employees in the UK but Gapsquare, experts in gender pay gap analysis, are taking a step back and putting their finger on one aspect of the data people are not talking about -  what do companies with more female than male employees look like? And what can this tell us?

The gender pay gap is worse in female dominated public sector organisations

10% of all organisations who have reported so far have what we would define as ‘female dominated workforces’ (more than 80% of their workforce is female). In an interesting twist, the Gapsquare team have learnt that when we look into the public sector data for these women-dominated organisations, the gender pay gap jumps above the national average.

Even more interestingly, private sector companies which are female dominated pay men 3% (on average**) more than women (a better figure than the national average). This figure for the public sector is 14.4%**, showing us that working for a female dominated public sector organisation may not be all it's cracked up to be.

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Tags: Press Release