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MP presents bill for businesses to publish their gender pay gap data

MP presents bill for businesses to publish their gender pay gap data

Yesterday (20th October), a Labour MP presented a bill in Parliament that would mean businesses with 100 or more employees would be required to release their gender pay gap data. Labour MP, Stella Creasy, presented a bill in Parliament yesterday which would, by law,...

What can organisations do to tackle unconscious bias?

What can organisations do to tackle unconscious bias?

Unconscious bias has been a very important topic to HR staff this year especially with the rise of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives. HRreview previously reported on how 60 per cent of organisations wanted to focus on DE&I programs this year...

Gender pay gap reporting: UK lags behind other countries, research finds

Gender pay gap reporting: UK lags behind other countries, research finds

A new report has concluded that the UK is "unique in its light touch approach" as it does not require private employers to produce a plan to tackle gender pay gaps.  A new report by the Fawcett Society and the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College...

Pay gap between white and ethnic minority employees drastically narrows

Pay gap between white and ethnic minority employees drastically narrows

The pay gap between white and ethnic minority employees has narrowed to its lowest level since 2012 in England and Wales. According to new research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), reporting on 2019 figures, the hourly median pay between white and ethnic...

Tesco employees take legal action over equal pay dispute

Tesco employees take legal action over equal pay dispute

Yesterday (6th October 2020), the Tesco Action Group went to court over claims that the supermarket did not pay staff equally, with men being paid more than women over a seven year time frame.  This legal action was first brought against Tesco in 2018 as estimates...

Diversity and inclusion features introduced on Glassdoor

Diversity and inclusion features introduced on Glassdoor

Glassdoor, a site that allows employees to anonymously rate their companies, has announced their newest features which is hoped to "deliver greater transparency into the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion within companies".  Employment rating site,...

CBI calls for company boards to have “at least one BAME member”

CBI calls for company boards to have “at least one BAME member”

Yesterday (1st October 2020), the confederation of British Industry (CBI) called on UK firms to have at least one BAME (black, asian or minority ethnic) member on their board by 2021. This scheme has been backed by firms such as Deloitte, Aviva, Linklaters and...

Women make up big part of low paid jobs and small part of high paid

Women make up big part of low paid jobs and small part of high paid

Over three-quarters of those with a salary of over £73,000 are men and over half of the workers who earn £17,000 are women. This was discovered by INvolve, the diversity specialists who found that 77 per cent of people with salaries over £73,000 are men, whilst 56 per...

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Jamie Mackenzie: The Benefits of a Neurodiverse Team

Jamie Mackenzie: The Benefits of a Neurodiverse Team

Many employers are actively aware of the need to promote diversity in their workplaces in matters of race, gender, beliefs, and sexual orientation. But neurodiversity, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia and other alternative ways of thinking, is an area that is often...

Rebecca Berry: All BBC presenters are equal, but some more than others

Rebecca Berry: All BBC presenters are equal, but some more than others

The BBC found itself on the cusp of an avalanche of equal pay claims this month, following the success of Samira Ahmed in the Employment Tribunal. Since 2012, Ms Ahmed has presented the BBC’s “Newswatch”– a 15 minute weekly programme looking back at its news coverage,...

Arran Heal: How to make discrimination worse

Arran Heal: How to make discrimination worse

Employers aren’t afraid to discriminate - because they know it’s unlikely they’ll get caught out. So claims a new report from Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee (WEC). The study looks at how the Equality Act of 2010 has been enforced, pointing to evidence of...

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