Gender Pay Gap

Why Conversations On Race Need To Take Centre Stage In The Workplace

Kevin Ellis | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK
Kevin Ellis

Progress will only happen if organisations know what the challenges are and then make changes. The best way to do this is through a combination of speaking to employees and analysing the employee data available.

Equality in the Workplace Means Moving Beyond the Headlines

Jemima Olchawski | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK
Jemima Olchawski

Employers of over 250 people are now required to report on their gender pay gaps but those who want to get the most out of their staff and ensure that they are treated fairly should go further and conduct a wider audit looking at a range of characteristics from gender and parental status, to disability and ethnicity, identifying the barriers to equality in their workplace. To shift the dial, we need to share the burden (and joys) of care fairly: Fawcett supports EHRC's call for use-it-or-lose-it leave for fathers with fair levels of pay. Employers can equalise their enhanced maternity and parental leave pay policies right now to encourage that.

Only Labour Has The Policies And Political Will To Finally End The Gender Pay Gap

Lesley Laird | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Politics
Lesley Laird

Women are the many in the UK, yet much of politics and policy is skewed towards the few. Labour has the policies and the political will to change that. This would not only help all the female BBC staff being paid less than their colleagues for doing the same job, but help the millions of other women struggling to work, to raise a family, to care for ageing parents - and in so doing help their partners and children as well.

Serena Williams Calls For Black Women To 'Be Fearless' And Fight For Equal Pay

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Serena Williams has written a powerful open letter calling on black women to fight hard for equal pay. The 35-year-old tennis star said the gender pa...

Sunday Times Sacks Kevin Myers For Anti-Semitic And Sexist Column

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.07.2017 | UK

The Sunday Times has sacked writer Kevin Myers for a column slammed as sexist and anti-Semitic. The piece, printed in the Sunday Times Ireland and pub...

What If Your Employee Believes They Are Being Paid Less For Doing The Same Job?

Kate Palmer | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

The publication of the BBC's salary list has caused many people to question the rights and wrongs of paying high salaries to those who work at the cor...

Third Of Women In Construction Fear Sexism Will Hold Them Back

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK

Almost a third of women working in construction fear sexism will hold them back from the industry’s top jobs, new research has found. Around 40 perc...

The Secret To Negotiating High Salaries For Women

Mairi Macleod | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mairi Macleod

So role models, as we're growing up, in the workplace, and in the media, make all the difference in shaping our expectations and aspirations, and our professional behaviour doesn't need to clash with how we feel we should be behaving as men or as women. All the more reason then, that the BBC should explicitly pay its top women, as well as its top men, top whack.

The BBC 96: The Pay Dispute And Its Ramifications

David Spencer | Posted 24.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
David Spencer

As the licence fee is compulsory, I think it is right we know where the money is spent and whom it is spent on. But we need to have full disclosure, not this halfway house. I think the BBC is amazing value for money but it is not without serious flaws. The debate around pay may help it address some of those issues.

'Shall I Get You One Of Those In Blue?' How We Limit Our Children When We Label Their Gender

James Millar | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK Parents
James Millar

No parent would knowingly sign up to put barriers in the way of their children's ambition or outlook. And yet we all (ourselves included) do it every day. Whether it's the assumption that girls will want to go to ballet class and boys will like football.

BBC Women 'Revolting' Over Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 23.07.2017 | UK

Some of the BBC’s most high-profile female personalities have demanded the corporation tackle its gender pay gap immediately, after this week’s re...

Subtle Sexism

Georgia Handley | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgia Handley

I was at my daughter's nursery graduation recently (yes, they have those now), there was a man in his 50s hired as a party entertainer (let's call him Mr E) for the children. Now, I'm almost certain that he didn't intend to be sexist, but sexist he was.

BBC Star Salaries Reveal Is Bad News For BAME Diversity

Suki Sandhu | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK
Suki Sandhu

As the only broadcaster that has to name the earnings of its top-paid celebrities, the BBC has revealed salary details highlighting an internal issue that we know is true of far too many organisations across the country - a gender imbalance and worrying lack of representation, particularly from the BAME community.

Huge Gender Pay Gap Exposed As BBC Publishes Salaries Of Top Stars

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

A huge gender pay gap exists among the best known and highest paid BBC presenters, the corporation was forced to reveal today. The move to publish sal...

Health V Wealth: Working Mothers Stuck Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Claire Turner | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Parents
Claire Turner

New research seems to confirm what many working mothers will already attest to - that they are stuck between a rock and a hard place when it comes to ...

This Is The Difference Between Men And Women's Prize Money In Sport

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

The status of women’s sport has rocketed, with more women’s sport set to air on UK television than ever before in 2017. But despite their increasi...

Three Reasons Why Father's Day Should Be Abolished

Jeremy Davies | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jeremy Davies

The last thing dads need, therefore, is LESS time being hands-on parents. If dads were given a day off work on Father's Day, it might be worth celebrating. So if you're an employer who wants to keep your workforce happy, let your dads go home early on Friday...or give them a day off on Monday. Otherwise, let's see Father's Day for what it is: a wasted opportunity.

Tackling Issues At Their Roots: The 'Gap' Still Remains For Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Professor Binna Kandola | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK
Professor Binna Kandola

For us to progress, we must move past the realm of simply reporting and observing. Even though examining the difference between male and female salaries is an excellent place to start, we must begin to broaden our understanding and endeavour to undertake contextual analyses of women in the working world so we can combat the roots of gender inequality, rather than the symptoms that come to fruition as a result of them.

Gender Pay Gap Law Is A Long Time Coming

Hannah Cottam | Posted 25.04.2017 | UK
Hannah Cottam

New laws that force employers to reveal the gender pay gap in their workforce are a welcome change that will do more to reduce inequality in wages bet...

Discrimination And Sexism Must End To Close The Gender Pay Gap

Karen Jackson | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK
Karen Jackson

Until these dinosaurs either die out or have diversity training I fear the legal and other professions still have a long way to go on gender. The gender pay gap is not the reason women are under-represented at senior levels. The real reason? Discrimination and sexism.

Five Things You Need To Know About Gender Pay Gap Reporting

Jo Swinson | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK
Jo Swinson

The numbers are really a springboard for further questions, and companies can delve into the data at much more granular levels than what will be published to understand what's driving the pay gap. If it seems high in some divisions, you might do a deeper pay review to check pay levels and pay rises are being fairly decided.

Two Cheers For Publishing The Pay Gap. Now It's The Government's Turn To Fill It In

Sophie Walker | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Politics
Sophie Walker

It's time for government to put its money where its mouth is. Telling businesses to tackle the pay gap is all well and good, but until investment banks and retailers offer equal employment to men and women who share care equally for their families, exercises in publishing pay will show only the size of the job that successive governments repeatedly leave undone.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: What Employers Must Publish

Kate Palmer | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK
Kate Palmer

From 6th April 2017, large employers are under a responsibility to produce and publish a yearly report on their gender pay gap. The requirement only a...

Gender Pay Rules: What If No One Hears You Scream?

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

So, this is how it will be: firms reveal embarrassing disparities in gender pay and nobody raises an eyebrow. Schroders, the very large fund manageme...

The Gender Pay Gap Problem: Why We All Need to Stand Together

Samantha Webb | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK
Samantha Webb

The gender pay gap is real. The gender pay gap is a real problem. And the gender pay gap goes much deeper than just giving women a pay rise. This is a struggle that needs to be fought on many fronts, and it is a struggle that needs us all to play an active part. The government legislation to force companies to report their gender pay gap is only the start.