Gender

The problem with diversity targets in the workplace.

The problem with diversity targets in the workplace.

This past Sunday, as people around the world celebrated International Women’s Day, they also shone a light on the unfortunate—yet unsurprising—enduring challenges women continue to face in society. So... »

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... »

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 the... »

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 Nov... »

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 minist... »

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, t... »

European clubs look at increasing gender diversity

European clubs look at increasing gender diversity

  Europe’s biggest Football clubs have approved plans aimed at increasing gender diversity in the game across the continent, their umbrella organisation said on Monday. The European Club As... »

Only 3% of UK employers measure ethnicity or disability pay gaps, research shows

Only 3% of UK employers measure ethnicity or disability pay gaps, research shows

While 77 per cent of employers say ensuring workforce diversity is a priority, only 44 per cent record or collect data on ethnicity or disabilities. Just 3 per cent of UK employers measure their ethni... »

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