Tags: Inequality

Racial inequality in UK management widens to point of no return

New research shows that no progress is being made on tackling race inequality in management. The organisation behind the report, Business in the Community’s race equality campaign Race for Opportunity, is calling for a government review to racial barriers in the workplace and for ‘and race’ to be added to the UK Corporate Governance Code…

Ian Davidson: The Russian Billionaire’s story

I was watching a fascinating program on TV this week on the lifestyle of Russian Billionaires in London. What caught my eye was a pair of ladies from a concierge service that had been sent to buy sound system loudspeakers for their Russian client. They purchased a couple of speakers. The cost was slightly less…

87% of young girls think women are judged on appearance, not ability

Girlguiding’s fifth Girls’ Attitudes Survey provides a unique overview of the state of equality for girls in the UK today. It finds that girls live in a society in which sexual harassment is commonplace, girls’ appearance is intensely scrutinised and their abilities are undermined. It’s a society in which girls and young women feel they…

Better quality part-time work ‘key to reducing gender pay gap’

Increasing the availability of high-quality part-time positions is the key to increasing pay equality in the workplace between men and women, the TUC has said. Figure show the pay gap between those in permanent and part-time jobs is 36.3 per cent on a per hour basis – a disparity that has barely been reduced in…

Income inequality rising fastest in UK, says OECD

The UK has been urged to create more employment opportunities and improve social inclusion of those from poorer backgrounds to address growing income inequality. According to a new report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the pay gap between the best and worst-paid workers has risen faster over the past few decades…

Gender does not determine career success, reveals new report

The path to a successful career is not determined by an individual’s gender; hard work, determination and commitment are the contributing factors. That’s according to a snapshot survey of managers carried out by specialist recruitment consultancy Lothbury. Lothbury conducted an anonymous survey of 120 recruitment professionals in response to a recent survey by Marie Claire…

Ethnic minorities still face barriers to job progression

Glass ceilings are forcing UK employees from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to leave their current jobs in order to progress, claims a new report by Race for Opportunity. The report, ‘Breaking Down Barriers’ revealed that nearly a fifth of BAME employees have never been promoted, and on average receive far fewer promotions…

Maggie Berry: Dress codes, patronising or practical?

With Gen Y firmly established in the workplace, traditional dress codes are largely a thing of the past. For women, “smart” no longer necessarily translates to a black skirt suit (below the knee) and a white blouse, and chinos and a shirt are often considered relatively smart for men. However, with the departure of dress…

Lord Davies urges companies to increase the number of females on board

On the launch of the independent review into women on boards, Lord David of Abersoch has reccomeneded that by 2015,UK listed companies in the FTSE 100 should be aiming for a minimum of 25% female board member representation. Davies report also recommends that companies should set targets for 2013 and 2015 to ensure that more women can…

Gender quota wanted to break glass ceiling

Nearly three-quarters of female managers say they still face gender prejudice that prevents them achieving promotion, suggest a new report by the Institute of Leadership Management. In the survey of 3,000 managers one in three women claimed that their gender had hindered their career profession, rising to almost half among over 45-year-olds. Half of female…