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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

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

DOES BIAS IN TECH RUN DEEP? Gender pay gap in tech and science sectors

Posted by Hazel Lush on Apr 24, 2017 11:33:00 AM

According to Lylan Masterman, Principal at White Star Capital  bias runs deep for women in tech. Are we tackling the challenges that face women by asking them to hide their identity or does expressing it outwardly work out more beneficial for women?
“the women who are working in technology today know how to triumph over adversity. This is a group that has suffered significant bias in our society — studying computer science or engineering in college, going out into the male-dominated environment of the modern tech world and succeeding despite those biases. And then, many have gone on to start companies in the tech industry despite the well-known challenges there.”

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

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

A 7 YEAR OLD JUST SOLVED YOUR GENDER PAY GAP

Posted by Hazel Lush on Apr 17, 2017 11:30:00 AM

It was a beautiful Friday in the office, and Sabrina, Gapsquare’s youngest team member had had enough of hearing that it would take over 100 years to close the gender pay gap.

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

THE GAPSQUARE TEAM ON USING DATA TO ELIMINATE THE GENDER PAY GAP

Posted by Hazel Lush on Apr 4, 2017 11:27:00 AM

The Office of National Statistics puts the national gender pay gap in 2016 at 9.4% for full-time employees, although if you include part-time workers, the pay gap climbs to 18.1%. When you start looking at the breakdown across industries, the differences are even more stark. Construction and building trade supervisors have the highest gender pay gap, at a staggering 45%. Financial managers and directors come in second at 36%, even when their workforce has 41% women. This is not to say that other industries have a much smaller, or sometimes negative gender pay gap. In artistic, literary and media occupations, the pay gap is 2.7% with the same composition of the workforce as the finance sector. Hairdressers and barbers are at a negative pay gap of -1.1%, although women account for 90% of the workforce here.

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

GAPSQUARE: A NEW SPIN ON WOMEN IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Posted by Hazel Lush on Mar 22, 2017 11:26:00 AM

About a year ago, we were talking to a group of 7 year olds about the gender pay gap. The children were quick to point out that men and women do different kinds of jobs, and there are not that many women in construction because “a brick could fall on a woman’s head and hurt her”, among other reasons. We asked, “and what would happen if, say, a brick fell on a man’s head?”. This was met with thoughtfulness and perplexed consideration.

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Tags: women, equality, regulations, gender pay gap, business, uk, construction

TECHNOLOGY: THE TIPPING POINT FOR DIVERSITY AND COMPANY SUCCESS

Posted by Zara Nanu on Mar 6, 2017 11:22:00 AM

Despite many opportunities over the past century, we have not yet made break through on diversity. Could we achieve more with the help of technology?

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Tags: diversity, equality, Technology, gender pay gap

GAPSQUARE – OFFERING ADVANCED GENDER PAY & ETHNICITY PAY GAP ANALYSIS

Posted by Hazel Lush on Feb 28, 2017 11:21:00 AM

Gapsquare Solves your Gender Pay and Ethnicity Pay Gap Analysis needs.

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Tags: equality, gender pay gap, business

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