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gender diversity
gender equality featured
05
Mar

What are we missing when it comes to achieving gender balance?

The need for greater gender diversity in the workplace has been front of mind for organisations like BP for a considerable amount of time. We’re making progress, but not at the pace we’d like to see. It’s an issue that has not only gained the attention of the boardroom, but has become a topic discussed...
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mind-the-gap-feature
28
Feb

The best industries for closing the gender diversity gap revealed

Almost three-quarters (72 per cent) of UK industries still employ more men than women. Shipping, wholesale, and fuel manufacturing are the leading UK industries for closing the gender diversity gap over the last two decades, new research from business print providers instantprint has revealed. To mark International Women’s Day 2019, instantprint has explored labour market...
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confidence
05
Dec

Eight tips to build your confidence as a female business leader

Lynn Morrison, Marketing Director Opus Energy Thanks in part to new UK laws around gender diversity, more businesses than ever are creating opportunities for women to step into leadership roles. As someone who recently stepped up into a board role, I know first-hand how exciting and challenging the move can be. On one hand, you...
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Job interview feature
05
Jun

PwC bans all-male shortlists for jobs

PwC has announced that it has banned all-male shortlists for its jobs. The action is just one of the ways in which the accountancy giant is trying to narrow the gender pay gap. The UK-wide ban will apply to executive roles, meaning candidate list for senior positions must include at least one woman. In April,...
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diversity-on-boards-featured
09
Nov

FTSE 350 companies urged to fill senior positions with more women

FTSE 350 companies are being urged to fill senior positions with more women, in order to make the UK a world leader on gender diversity. A government-backed review is urging companies to renew their commitment to diversity, filling more board and senior leadership positions with talented women. Figures published today in the Hampton-Alexander Review 2017,...
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diversity-on-boards-featured
09
Nov

Hampton-Alexander Review 2017

This independent review by Sir Philip Hampton and the late Dame Helen Alexander, commissioned by the government, looks at ways to ensure that talented women at the top of business are recognised, promoted and rewarded. The focus of the review is on senior women below the company board. DOWNLOAD THE REPORT
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dad with daughter featured
05
Oct

Dads think taking shared parental leave makes them look less committed to their career

Working fathers believe that taking shared parental leave makes them look less committed to their career, according to a new report. The Hays UK Gender Diversity Report 2017 found that although 83 per cent of workers view flexible working as an important benefit, 66 per cent believe that taking up flexible working halts progression at...
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Mentor, apprentice
05
Oct

Mentoring is turning the gender diversity dial | Liz Dimmock

I’m excited and thrilled to report that our new research, Turning the gender diversity dial, shows that mentoring is making a difference for women, and when done well, it not only can help advance women’s careers, it can create more inclusive cultures.   This cause is something I’ve devoted my professional career (and during the last...
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