Gender Equality

With the number of D&I roles exploding, is this the year we get serious about diversity and inclusion?

With the number of D&I roles exploding, is this the year we get serious about diversity and inclusion?

At the end of last month, nearly two-thirds of people responding to a Glassdoor survey said the companies they worked for were investing more in D&I initiatives compared to previous years. The report showed that more and more businesses are looking to hire specifically for D&I roles, such as D&I director, D&I manager, D&I consultant and chief diversity officer. In fact the... »

Unicef UK gives all staff equal parental leave

Unicef UK gives all staff equal parental leave

Unicef, the United Nations children’s agency, has said parental leave is to be equalised for all of its UK employees. Unicef UK will now offer 52 weeks leave and equal pay for all new caregivers, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The policy will also include staff who are adopting a child. Unicef said the UK ranked fourth lowest out of 31 European countries when it comes to family-... »

There are now more FTSE 100 women than ever – but not at the top

There are now more FTSE 100 women than ever – but not at the top

Good news. A third (33.3 per cent) of all board members in the FTSE 100 are now women. The target was set in the Hampton-Alexander review and has been hit a year early. What’s more there are now no men-only FTSE 100 boards and we are on track to meet the target of 33 per cent of women across FTSE 350 board roles by the end of this year. When you consider that, less t... »

Rise in full-time female workers boosts employment

Rise in full-time female workers boosts employment

A record number of women in full-time work has pushed the UK’s employment rate to a new high of 76.3%, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. In the three months to November, 126,000 more women worked full-time compared with the previous quarter. The increase is in part because of the change in women’s retirement age. The data may affect the Bank of England... »

Return to work with the Morgan Sindall Infrastructure Returnship Programme

Return to work with the Morgan Sindall Infrastructure Returnship Programme

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is now inviting applications to the third intake of its award-winning Returnship programme. The Morgan Sindall Infrastructure programme is similar to an internship – an initial three month paid placement will be offered to successful applicants, with a view to securing a permanent position. The placement will serve as a staged return, offering the opportunity for indi... »

UK falls six places in gender equality rankings

UK falls six places in gender equality rankings

Country has fallen from 15th most equal nation in last audit in 2018 to 21st this time.  The UK has fallen six places down the global rankings for gender equality. Despite successive prime ministers pledging to take decisive action to tackle the gender imbalances in politics and wider British society, the UK has dropped from the 15th most equal nation in world to 21st. The World Economic Foru... »

GMB: Gender equality in UK construction is still a distant dream

GMB: Gender equality in UK construction is still a distant dream

Construction trade union GMB has estimated that it will take almost 200 years to achieve gender equality in the UK construction industry. Revealing the analysis at its annual conference in Brighton, the union estimated that at the current growth rate the number of women working in the industry will be equal to the number of men by 2194.  There are an estimated 60,972 more women in the constru... »

UK makes progress on improving diversity in the boardroom

UK makes progress on improving diversity in the boardroom

Before having children more than two decades ago, Sheila Flavell was managing 600 people for an airline in the Middle East. Afterwards, back in the UK, the best job she could get was a part-time role as a waitress. “There was me at the top of my game out there in the Middle East and I came back and had ‘useless mother’ stamped on my forehead. I went from being a businesswoman to feeling deflated. ... »

en English
X