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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

SHOW ME THE GENDER PAY GAP

Posted by Zara Nanu on May 4, 2016 11:16:00 AM

This time next year, over 7,960 HR managers and senior executives in the UK will be looking at the April pay data like they’ve never done before. They will be looking through a gender equality lens, grasping the gender pay gap percentage and analysing how it impacts their company.

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Tags: women in business, equality, gender pay gap, uk, reporting

GENDER PAY GAP LESSONS FROM 7 YEAR OLDS

Posted by Zara Nanu on Mar 2, 2016 11:15:00 AM

This week I had the privilege of speaking with 7 year olds in Bristol as part of Enterprise week. Of all the meetings and events I had planned, this one was one I was looking forward to most.

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

ERADICATING THE GENDER PAY GAP

Posted by Zara Nanu on Dec 8, 2015 11:08:00 AM

As 2016 is fast approaching, so is the government’s major step to tackle the gender gap. In the new year, every company with more than 250 employees will have to publish the difference between the average pay of their male and female employees. Here is what the Prime Minister has to say about it. 

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

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