Tags: Men

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…

Government announces shared parental leave plans

Proposals to allow parents to share maternity leave have been announced by the Government, which could see new parents be given the opportunity to choose how they share a year’s worth of leave after the birth of their child. Business Minister, Jo Swinson, said that current workplace arrangements were “old-fashioned and rigid”, and that the…

Investment Management seeks to cast off its ‘men in dark suits’ image in pursuit of more female applicants

Women in Investment Management, from TARGETjobs Events, is a bold initiative to show ambitious female undergraduates that top firms need more women in their businesses. Now in its second year, Women in Investment Management takes place in London on 2 November 2012 in partnership with seven leading international firms: Baillie Gifford, BNY Mellon, Fidelity Worldwide…

Apprenticeships ‘more likely to go to men’

Apprenticeships have been hailed by the government and others as an essential tool in tackling rising youth unemployment in the UK. However, according to a new study, apprenticeships in their current guise may be harming equality and diversity in the workplace by benefiting male workers far more than they do female job seekers. According to…

BBC news dubbed ‘testosterone fuelled’ after it fails to feature many women

The BBC has been branded “testosterone fuelled” after its main evening news bulletin featured nine times as many male experts than women. On one occasion BBC1’s 10 O’Clock News featured just one female face for a few seconds in the entire programme, according to the survey for the trade magazine Broadcast. Lis Howell, director of…