Gender Pay Gap

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.

Don't Play The Child Card With Me

Christina Easton | Posted 24.03.2017 | UK Parents
Christina Easton

Don't get me wrong: Often it's okay to play the Child Card. But don't abuse it. Don't think that because life is so difficult for you as a parent, non-parents are obliged to make your life easier. I'll let you decide the date and place we meet. I won't comment on you turning up an hour late. But it's because I'm being nice, not because I owe it to you.

Don't Ask, Don't Get: Five Reasons Why Women Don't Get Payrises

Stevie Spring | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK
Stevie Spring

all women everywhere Deep down , many women fear they are not worth more. That, in truth, they're a fraud. They'll be found out. They don't really know what they're talking about. They are not...they won't...and they do. Every one of us has a unique bundle of experience to bring to our roles, and we need to learn its value.

Women's ‘Pessimism' Isn't To Blame For The Gender Pay Gap, Deeply Ingrained Sexism Is

Rachel Moss | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Moss

all women everywhere We need to start celebrating women for their achievements, rather than their looks, so that girls have positive role models. We need to be introducing programmes in secondary schools to ensure girls know that they are just as capable as their male classmates of pursuing careers in any industries, at any levels.

Everything You Need When Someone Talks Nonsense About The Gender Pay Gap

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s hard to believe that in 2017, there are still people who believe women do not deserve to be paid the same as men. Polish MEP Janusz Korwin-Mikk...

Calling On All Men

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Dr Carole Easton

I know the world won't change overnight but there are some things that all men can do right away. Never agree to sit on a panel where there are no women. Never agree to interview for a job unless there are female candidates on the shortlist in areas of work where women are very under-represented.

International Women's Day 2017 - Six Ways To #BeBoldForChange In Your Career

Victoria McLean | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK
Victoria McLean

The theme for International Women's Day 2017 is #BeBoldForChange - a clarion call to everyone to help forge a more inclusive, gender equal working wor...

Happy Women's Pay Day - The Day The Average Woman Starts Getting Paid Compared To The Average Man

Frances O’Grady | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Politics
Frances O’Grady

all women everywhere Next week sees International Women's Day being celebrated around the world. As women we've come so far in achieving equality in the workplace and in wider society. But sadly we've still got a lot of work to do when it comes to tackling the gender pay gap. New research published by the TUC today reveals that the average woman has to wait nearly a fifth of a year (66 days) before she starts to get paid, compared to the average man. The TUC has branded this day Women's Pay Day - the day the average woman starts getting paid compared to the average man

Mind The Gender Pay Gap - Time For A Royal Commission

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

all women everywhere Now would be a good time to get the most out of half the working population who are being devalued, and about whom some more imaginative thinking is needed to bring properly and fairly into the workforce. In other words, we need a Royal Commission.

Exposing The Class-Gender Pay Gap

Dr Carole Easton | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Carole Easton

Last month there was another frisson of activity in the press about young women being obliged to wear high heels at work? I don't wear high heels and consider it to be sexist and ridiculous to expect anyone to function effectively in 5" spikes. I am delighted that the issue is being raised and believe that all women have the right to fair treatment at work.

Will Gender Pay Reporting Work?

Sarah Podro | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Sarah Podro

We are getting on for 50 years since the introduction of the Equal Pay Act and yet the UK gender pay gap remains stubbornly wide. Analysts have calcu...

The Real Reasons Why Working Mums Want A Career

Jane Johnson | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents
Jane Johnson

Surely we owe it to the next generation to prove we not only made educating women the norm, we also made it possible for them go on and do something with those highly educated brains? In an age when we can work across continents and timezones, do we really believe the only place and time to get the job done is 8am-6pm in the office.

The Gender Pay Gap Doesn't Age Well

Sam Smethers | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Smethers

New gender pay gap reporting requirements will at least require large employers to take the first step and publish their gender pay gap. But until we tackle each of the causes the pay gap will be with us for generations to come. Millennial women will be old hands at it by then it seem.

Is The Gender Pay Gap On The Brink Of Closure For Young Women Today?

Laura Gardiner | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Politics
Laura Gardiner

This generational progress on gender pay differences will reflect a number of welcome trends including equalities legislation that millennial women's mothers and grandmothers fought for, maternity rights and welfare support, and rising higher educational participation which women in particular have benefited from. All this has meant more women breaking into high-paying occupations, and staying in them.

Millennial Women Face Dramatic 'Pay Penalty' When They Become Mothers

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Politics

Young women still face a severe “pay penalty” when they become mothers despite the gender pay gap falling drastically, new research claims today. ...

How Can Employers Carry Out An Equal Pay Audit?

Kate Palmer | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Kate Palmer

All employers are under a legal duty to provide men and women with equal pay for doing equal work. At the start of a business venture, this is usually...