Gender pay gap reporting is only one part of the puzzle, and more needs to be done to address wider issues such as gender discrimination in order to strengthen teams in the workplace.
Gender Pay Gap
With gender pay gap reporting coming in and the job market being candidate-led, companies need to make sure people want to work there – not expect people (especially women) to change for them. It’s not such a tricky workforce puzzle after all.
With 2017 set to be a busy year in terms of employment law – key changes include the introduction of mandatory gender pay gap reporting, the apprenticeship levy and the potential triggering of Brexit – we discuss some of the changes.
Under new regulations, UK employers with at least 250 employees will need to publicly disclose gender pay gap information from 2018. It is hoped that this radical shift in approach will help address inequality in the UK and bring it up to speed with its better performing European counterparts.
Young kids have a tendency to say how we all often feel when we don't need to worry about the apparent weight of the world on our shoulders. With that in mind, we unveil what they had to say about the gender pay gap.
Research by Myriam Mariani and Karin Hoisl calls for action to ensure equal wages for equally performing or skilled employees – and to encourage female students to engage in scientific studies, as inventors comprise of only 4.2 per cent women.
2016 has started off with a big bang in the product innovation sector with the launch of new technology, gadgets and even robots disrupting the marketplace. But is there a place for women to make a difference in the market or not?
SMEs throughout the nation should adopt a progressive approach and voluntarily sign up to be part of any and all future gender pay gap plans, as full disclosure is a bare minimum for a group that accounts for over half of private sector jobs.
Hasbro came under fire in January upon launch of its Star Wars Monopoly set for excluding new female heroine Rey, who joined the sci-fi franchise in new film The Force Awakens. Not wanting to follow in the footsteps of its rival, Mattel has expanded its Barbie Fashionistas line to include three new body types and a variety of appearances.
In 2016, employers will begin to feel the impact of the employment law reforms made by the first Conservative government. As such, here are the five most important pieces of legislation that leaders need to keep in mind.
Washington Post reporter Liza Mundy's book, "The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family", suggests that while the gender gap may be a bleak reality, the rise of the female breadwinner is set to shake things up for the better.
British women are the main breadwinners in 56 per cent of households across the country, a study has revealed, and they're earning significantly more than their male partners.