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Over 50% of women in the workplace feel empowered

Here, a survey of 1,424 women in the workplace is analysed to find that over half of the respondents feel empowered.
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Which countries are the most progressive on maternity leave?

Instant Offices have looked at which countries have the most progressive approaches into maternity leave around the world.
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Gender pay gap: How to improve your organisation’s equality

Rachel Mapleston, payroll legislation expert at MHR explores what can be learned from this year’s gender pay gap reports and outlines three areas to consider to improve your organisation’s equality.
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New data on gender pay gap in medicine

New data on the gender pay gap in Medicine Review shows that in the NHS, 2 in 3 consultants are men and that men earn £1.17 for every £1 earned by women.
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UN Women says it will take ‘202 years for economic gender parity’

Today, we celebrate and commemorate International Women's Day: read on to find out what the UN knows about international economic gender parity and what activists are doing.
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Six ways to help bridge the gender pay gap in the UK

Lucinda Pullinger, Global Head of HR at Instant Offices investigates what forward-thinking steps businesses can take to help bridge the gender pay gap further.
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Mandatory disability and ethnicity pay gap reporting

Disability and ethnicity pay gap reporting will become mandatory following a government consultation, so organisations should prepare now, advises Rachel Mapleston from MHR.
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New guidance will help employers close gender pay gap

Better engagement from senior leadership, increased staff awareness and improved recruitment practices will help companies reduce their gender pay gap the Minister for Women Victoria Atkins has announced.
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Why gender equality is a critical economic challenge

Professor Jane Turner OBE DL, Teesside University, explains why we require a significant shift in attitudes and beliefs regarding gender equality in this country.
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Women at board-level positions hit new record high

Michelle Chance, Partner and Head of the London Employment team, Womble Bond Dickinson UK, says that real change is needed to achieve true quality despite rise in women in board-level positions
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Bridging the gender pay gap in the UK

The latest data by the Office for National Statistics has found that, while the gender pay gap in the UK has fallen to its lowest ever level at 8.6%, the average woman in the workplace still earn less than the average man with the gap even wider for women aged over 40 with 12.8%
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UK managers feel their gender or age hinders confidence in the workplace

Half of UK managers feel their gender or age has diminished colleagues’ confidence in them and women are five times more likely to feel that their gender hinders confidence in them in the workplace 
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What does the pay gap look like in Britain?

The latest data by the Office for National Statistics has found that, while the gender gap in the UK has been steadily closing with the gap reported to have reached a record low in 2017, the average woman in the workplace still earns 9.1% less than the average man        
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Freelancers will dominate UK workforce despite job uncertainty concerns

Whilst freelancers will soon be the UK’s dominant workforce, there is still uncertainty around job security and a big issue with the gender pay gap
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Iceland closes gender pay gap with new law

Iceland has made it illegal to pay men more than women with the introduction of a new law enforcing equal pay
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Challenging the stereotypes in science

Chief Executive of the British Science Association Katherine Mathieson provides a compelling insight into how we can challenge stereotypes in science Science needs to be taken out of its cultural ghetto. Currently, it’s seen as the realm of professionals and experts. But other parts of society – business, politics, art,...
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Gender pay gap recommendations ignored by government

The cross-party Women and Equalities Committee says the government is ignoring its gender pay gap recommendations and failing to tackle the issue The gender pay gap will not be eliminated in a generation if the government goes on ignoring the evidence and recommendations it is given, says a cross-party committee...

The gender gap in academic leadership

Despite some progress, women are still underrepresented in positions of academic leadership across the world. Colette Fagan, Professor, Deputy Dean and Vice Dean for Research at the University of Manchester asks why The situation has improved since the 1970s but across the world women still occupy only a minority of academic...

Working fathers earn more than their childless counterparts

Full-time working fathers earn over a fifth more than their childless counterparts, according to new research. Research from workers union TUC has revealed full-time working fathers earn more than their childless counterparts. According to the data, average working fathers receive a 21 per cent “wage bonus”. Fathers of two children earned...

New rule will force larger companies to reveal gender pay gap

Companies with more than 250 employees will be forced to reveal the differences in pay between their male and female employees. The gender pay divide is about to go public after new plans will force employers to reveal the pay of their male and female staff. The rules will apply to...

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