Tags: Gender

Is compulsory gender pay reporting really – as King’s College economics professor, Baroness Wolf, described – just “gesture politics” which “will do nothing whatsoever about the things that are really a problem for poorly paid women and which have nothing to do with widespread overt pay discrimination, for which there is no evidence at all any more anyway?”

Gender gap bites back – more men needed for caring profession

A staggering 40 per cent of the projected increase in England’s working age population will need to enter the care profession to tackle a staffing timebomb. If current trends continue, England could face a shortfall of 718,000 care workers by 2025, and an unprecedented number of men are needed to bridge the gap. A new study…

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…

Darren Timmins: Are we really still talking about diversity?

Here at Otravida we believe that diversity helps to breed success. And following the news that Germany is set to implement boardroom gender quotas from 2016, we decided to look at the issue to see if this could provide the solution to the ongoing gender debate. It’s been found that businesses with even one third…

How can employers remove the glass ceiling for women?

Employers might need to address gender equality in the workplace issues after the extent to which the glass ceiling prevents women from moving up was revealed. MPs in Scotland were told teaching, the legal sector and the police force are among the areas where women find it hard to break into the most senior roles.…