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      Research says women receive up to £20k less per men when working the same hours

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      A new study has analysed the UK’s working hours to find out which industries and cities put in the most hours per week. Using ONS ASHE data, UK payments specialist Merchant Machine also looked into pay to highlight whether the hours we put in is reflected in our pay. You can view the graphic here. […]

      Half of employers still discriminating applicants against appearance

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      More than half of British employers admitted to making a decision not to employ someone – because they didn’t like the way they looked. A study of 1,000 bosses found that despite UK employment laws banning employers from discriminating against anyone because of their sex, religion or other personal characteristics, many are doing so anyway. […]

      Research indicates business travel programmes ignore minority travellers

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      A Business Travel Show poll of 114 European travel buyers has revealed that many travel programmes are ignoring the specific needs of minority travellers. For example, just 13 per cent of travel programmes have been created with special consideration for younger travellers, even though millennials account for half of the UK workforce and almost one […]

      Secretarial roles enjoy closest equal pay

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      New research from online bank Starling reveals that the gender pay gap is present in 2019 across all but one industry – skilled agricultural workers, such as senior farmers and landscape designers. But PAs and secretarial roles have a slimmer pay gap, the research shows. The remaining 25 industries analysed revealed men to be consistently occupying […]

      Gender care gap ‘costing women at work’

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      Research from AIG Life shows a gender care gap is costing women at work as they manage the majority of child care and often also care for elderly relatives. AIG’s study of more than 3,000 adults found women are nearly three times more likely to have to take time off work to look after children. The research […]

      Five empowering tips for women in the workplace

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      By Emma Howe, Sales and Events Director at Street Feast  Gender equality in the workplace is the best it’s ever been but despite this, women are still largely underrepresented at every level of business. Things are starting to improve, explicit gender bias is less common, due to tougher legislation and an increased focus on diversity […]

      Top tips for tackling diversity in the office

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      The lack of diversity across the UK’s private sector is no new surprise. Disconcerting statistics surrounding the lack of diversity found within the UK’s workforce have highlighted that only two per cent of directors are from an ethnic minority background, despite 59 per cent of the ethnic minority workforce aspiring to reach management positions. As a society of business leaders, decision-makers, professionals and […]

      Almost one year on and the gender pay gap is wider than ever

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      Depressingly, the gender pay gap is wider than ever, according to latest Financial Times research. Almost a year on since the implementation of businesses having to report their gender pay gap and four out of ten companies stating that the gap has increased. Why, when so much focus on businesses to improve gender equality has […]

      3 in 5 UK industries are still sexist towards female applicants – but Admin a leader in gender-neutral language

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      Despite the best efforts of pro-diversity and equal opportunity drives, it would seem that three out of five industries are still sexist towards female applicants. New data from job ads search engine specialist Adzuna.co.uk has revealed the level of gender-bias across the UK’s job market and its industries through gender-coded language present in job ads. […]

      Seven attributes that make the perfect team

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      Steve Norris, sales director and workplace channel lead at Nestlé Professional® shares the ingredients that make up the perfect team “As part of the Nestle Professional ‘Making Work Work’ research we asked 2,000 employees and managers in businesses across Britain what the most important factors were in making up the perfect team. We also conducted in-depth interviews […]