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DON’T FEAR THE GENDER PAY GAP REPORTING – COMMUNICATE!

Posted by Sian Webb on Aug 1, 2017 11:49:00 AM

The Financial Times staff are meeting to discuss a strike as a result of gender pay gap data coming to light within the company. Women (and men) at the Financial Times want to hear that their company cares about the issues that are revealed by pay gap regulations but is this what’s being communicated?

 

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Tags: women in business, gender pay, gender pay gap, bbc, business, financial times, pay gap

LESSONS LEARNT? Reflections on the BBC pay gap dilemma

Posted by Sian Webb on Jul 24, 2017 6:00:00 PM

The last five days must have been somewhat of a headache for Tony Hall, BBC Director-General. First, the damning list of salaries that showed that lack of female high earners and gender pay disparity, followed by some of the BBC’s most high-profile female personalities writing a frank open letter calling him to “act now” to tackle the gender pay gap, rather than waiting until 2020 for it to be eliminated. It has certainly made headline news and spread to extensive conversations from within the BBC, the general workplace, to the pub with friends on the weekend.

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Tags: women in business, gender pay gap, business, pay gap, gender pay gap reporting, politics

EQUAL PAY VS THE GENDER PAY GAP: WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

Posted by Hazel Lush on Jun 30, 2017 11:43:00 AM

New regulations came into force this April that require companies with over 250 employees to report on their gender pay gap. But what does this mean?

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Tags: women in business, legal, gender pay gap, business, pay gap, politics, independent, uk

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

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

GENDER PAY REGULATIONS – THE TIPPING POINT IN ENSURING EQUALITY

Posted by Hazel Lush on Apr 6, 2017 11:29:00 AM

At Gapsquare we have worked with over 70 companies in the past 18 months who have taken the initiative on solving their gender pay gap and made use of our online tool that analyses and explains their gap for them.

It’s an interesting world out there for women and men in work. With some industries demonstrating higher workplace inequality than others. Construction and Building Trades Supervisors, for example, are demonstrating a gender pay gap of 45%!

Can we take a moment to take that in? Women in that particular field are likely to be working just as hard as men, but for almost half the pay.

Despite certain (American Presidential) comments that women would hypothetically make the same as men if they were to do as good a job, there’s no reason to believe that female Construction and Building Trades Supervisors are falling asleep at their desks or taking coffee breaks twice as often as men. I’m not even sure it’s possible to sleep that much whilst drinking that much coffee. So where do these problems coming from?

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

Do the gender pay gap regulations fail women over 40?

Posted by Zara Nanu on Nov 4, 2015 10:59:00 AM

The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry to inform Government strategy on reducing the gender pay gap.

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Tags: women, gender pay gap, pay gap, wage gap, older women, part-time work, equalities, occupational segregation, government

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