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Avoid these common mistakes when analysing your gender pay gap

Posted by Hazel Lush on Sep 4, 2017 11:51:00 AM

Sian Webb, Partnerships Manager at Gapsquare shares some Gender Pay Gap wisdom with the Talk With Stitch team.

“As someone who spends a lot of my time looking and analysing numbers and figures, not a lot surprises me these days! However, I have been surprised at the number of charities and businesses that are reporting a higher than average gender pay gap and not accompanying it with an explanation or narrative about why they have one and importantly, what they are going to do to reduce it over the coming years.”

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

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

UNDERSTANDING THE UK GENDER PAY GAP

Posted by Hazel Lush on Feb 9, 2017 11:19:00 AM

Under new laws, companies with over 250 employees will have to publish data about their gender pay gap in 2018. As the discussion grows around why the gender pay gap is still such a pertinent issue for business leaders, so does the confusion about what it is we actually mean by a ‘gender pay gap’. The fact is, the problem, just like all issues of diversity and fairness, is not straightforward. That’s why the team at Gapsquare are working to keep it simple, both in terms of understanding the gender pay gap, and understanding what can be done about it.

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

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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