Tags: Female employees

TUC calls for high-wage jobs to be offered part-time to attract women

Most of the best-paid occupations in Britain are ‘no-go’ areas for part-time workers, with fewer than one in seven employees in these top jobs working shorter hours, the TUC warns ahead of its annual women’s conference. The TUC analysis of the ten best and ten worst paid occupations in the UK shows a stark gender…

Women in Football survey a damning indictment of sexism in the workplace

A ground-breaking new survey by Women in Football has revealed that 66.4% of women working in the sport have witnessed sexism in the workplace, with individuals being told they will “never work in the game again” if they reported it. 26.4% of the 661 respondents felt they were overlooked for promotion because of their gender…

Will Vince Cable get the answer he expects on all-female shortlists?

There’s been a lot of media attention recently on a new report by the former head of diversity at HSBC and Nomura, on how to tackle the dramatic gender imbalance in the boardrooms of Britain’s top companies. Or perhaps, to be more accurate, I should say there has been a lot of attention on Vince…

A third of women feel they are given work below their level

More than a third of women have experienced barriers to advancement during their career, finds new research from specialist recruiter Robert Half UK. However, a separate study also shows that nearly half (47%) of HR directors believe women are in fact advancing their careers on par with men in the workplace, displaying a clear mismatch in perceptions between employees and HR directors.…

The main people who currently inspire British workers are either dead or approaching retirement, from foreign shores and almost exclusively male according to a new study into role models launched today. The research, conducted with 1,700 workers by CMI (Chartered Management Institute) has prompted calls for a new generation of younger, home-grown and female role…

UK ranks 18th out of 27 countries for female economic empowerment

PwC research reveals that the UK has made progress in narrowing the gender wage gap and increasing female labour participation, but this progress has not been fast enough as the UK still lags behind many OECD countries when it comes to overall female economic empowerment. PwC’s second Women in Work Index shows that the UK…

Louise Mankau: Sexual harassment in the workplace

As a succession of TV and radio stars face investigation and prosecution for historic alleged sexual offences, there has been much talk of past cultures of sexual harassment in the workplace. The recent trial of Dave Lee Travis is a case in point. But it’s not just the past hitting the headlines: the Lib Dems…

Helena Parry: True diversity is not just a numbers game

Diversity has become one of the most common phrases in today’s workplace, but, aside from a meaningless buzzword which companies use for PR purposes, it is still unclear whether businesses are actively trying to build a diverse workforce or simply attempting to make up the numbers. The introduction of quotas for females on executive boards,…

Record number of women now in work

Record-breaking numbers of women are now in work – the employment rate of 67.2% is the highest since records began and over 14 million women are in employment, according to figures published by the Office for National Statistics this morning (19 February 2014). The growth in overall employment also continued with the number of people…

Eleanor Rogers: Strike season and childcare – how to come out on top

The latest tube strike may have been called off, but there is another strike planned just around the corner. This time, teachers plan to walk out on 26 March over pay, pensions and conditions. They blame Michael Gove’s persistent refusal to address their complaints. In the past we have seen that teachers’ strikes can be…

Women finally outnumber men in applying for financial jobs

For the first time in its history there are more women applying for professional and financial services jobs than men, according to Randstad Financial & Professional. The specialist accountancy and financial services recruiter established in 1982 says during 2013, 51% of the candidates registering with them have been women – the first time women outnumbered…

Mid-career women networking a lot less than their male counterparts

A recent survey of over 240 professionals carried out by law firm Trowers & Hamlins, together with executive search firm fdu group, has shown that whilst men and women both consider networking to be important to their careers, women over the age of 35 are networking considerably less often than their male counterparts. When asked…

Eversheds sponsors innovative mentoring programme in France

The Paris office of global law firm Eversheds has announced a partnership with Club XXIe Siècle and the European Professional Women Network (EPWN) to sponsor a mentoring programme aimed at helping young women of diverse origins fulfil their potential. The unique and innovative initiative is dedicated to women between the ages of 25-39 years old…

Until senior positions include flexibility for women, the 50/50 split is unattainable, says Dr. Linda Shaw

It is unattainable to achieve a 50/50 gender mix in all senior management positions in UK businesses by 2020 because women innately want to be the primary care-giver, says cognitive neuroscientist and business psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw. Shaw says: “It goes without saying that there are many women who prefer or need to work full-time, however women…

UKIP’s Nigel Farage get’s it wrong claiming there is no sex discrimination in the City

UKIP leader Nigel Farage sparked widespread outrage with his controversial comments about the ‘worth ‘of women working in the City after they had taken career breaks to have children. But it’s his assertion that there was ’no discrimination against women at all’ in the City that arguably deserves greatest condemnation. Nigel Farage’s ill-judged comments in his…