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How your Law Firm can lead on Fair Pay in the workplace

Posted by Zara Nanu on Sep 16, 2019 4:52:52 PM

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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

Reporting the Pay Gap: Six Simple Steps to Compliance

Posted by Hazel Lush on Feb 14, 2018 10:27:11 AM

As we move towards gender pay gap reporting deadlines, there are still over 6,000 employers peaking over the precipice of the pay gap, yet to report and still struggling with how to tackle pay gap information – what can we learn from the story so far?

Currently in the midst of pay gap drama are organisations like the BBC, who, having gone beyond the regulations, revealed controversial data that it went on to neither immediately tackle or explain well to its teams or the media. Also in the news are EasyJet who discovered that lack of female pilots and unequal distribution of the genders across the pay quartiles make for a 51.7% pay pay gap. In the last few days we’ve also heard that Wellcome Trust have a pay gap of 30%. The gender pay gap regulations are leaving no stone unturned, no industry, sector or company is immune to the revelations of the pay gap data - but there is no need to panic ahead of the deadlines. We've outlined 6 steps to help you when reporting the gap that you can tackle as the deadline approaches.

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Tags: regulations, pay gap reporting

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

GOING BEYOND THE MINIMUM: WHAT THE GENDER PAY GAP SAYS ABOUT A COMPANY

Posted by Hazel Lush on May 3, 2017 11:33:00 AM

Hear from our CEO Dr Zara Nanu and Partnerships Manager on the revelations that Gender Pay Gap Regulations will create.

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Tags: women in business, regulations, business

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

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

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