Equality & Diversity

Mentoring IS improving gender balance in UK organisations – New research

A first-of-its-kind research study just out from development specialists Moving Ahead reveals the positive impact mentoring can have on gender balance at major organisations in the UK. Research into the gender impact of mentoring programmes on female mentees, their male or female mentors, and their organisations, has not been undertaken before in this country.   […]

Closing the gap: nearly half of construction workers think the sector’s pay gap between men and women will be lower than the national average within a year

Press release uploaded by on 27 July 2017

Closing the gap: nearly half of construction workers think the sector’s pay gap between men and women will be lower than the national average within a year RICS and OnePoll Survey • Nearly half (46%) of construction workers think gender pay gap will be less than 15% by April 2018, finds the Royal Institution of […]

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Crisis looming?: Over half of British women have less than £10,000 in pension savings

Press release uploaded by on 26 July 2017

The latest annual Drewberry Wealth & Protection Survey has underlined that Britain’s women are fast becoming a ‘high-risk’ group when it comes to pensions. Key findings: • Missing out on pensions: Just 14% of British women report having a personal pension compared to 24% of men. Well over half of women (53%) reported having less […]

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Women struggle to make their mark in the business of turnarounds

Press release uploaded by on 11 July 2017

New research undertaken by the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) has revealed that 96% of women working for organisations that specialise in turnarounds, company restructures and business transformations have never been appointed to a board position within the industry. Yet an overwhelming 68% said that they wanted to be considered for Board positions. They cited a […]

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FDM Group reports average gender pay gap of 6%

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FDM Group, a professional services company with a focus on IT and the largest IT graduate employers in the UK, has reported an average gender pay gap of 6% and a median pay gap of 0% compared to the UK average of 18.1%. The group is an early adopter of gender pay gap reporting introduced […]

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Pinsent Masons acquires Diversity & Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham

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International law firm Pinsent Masons has announced its acquisition of Brook Graham, a market-leading Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) consulting company for an undisclosed fee. The acquisition will enable Brook Graham, which specialises in the strategic management of D&I in global companies, to expand into new sectors and territories powered by the reach of Pinsent Masons’ […]

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Handbags in the Boardroom

Press release uploaded by on 27 April 2017

As someone who has devoted her career to exploring gender diversity issues and to raising the profile of senior female professionals, there are few people greater qualified to speak on the subject than Sandra Green. Sandra works as an Executive Coach for Women Leaders, is the Founder of the Women Leaders’ Association and recently published […]

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GatenbySanderson launches Insight Programme to address the diversity gap in NHS boards

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Public sector executive recruitment and people development specialists, GatenbySanderson, today launched a unique mentoring scheme to help people from diverse backgrounds become non-executive directors (NEDs) on NHS boards. Aspiring NEDs including female candidates and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds will gain unparalleled access to the board of their local NHS Trust. […]

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Age the biggest obstacle to career progression in Europe

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European employees feel that age is the biggest factor preventing them from progressing in their career, according to research of nearly 10,000 European working adults by ADP. A fifth of employees name age as their biggest obstacle, followed by favouritism (7%), lack of opportunities with current employer (7%), qualifications (5%), and family needs (5%). Age […]

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IWD: greater diversity needed in business

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Yesterday was International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the achievements and contribution of women. However, while it’s a day to acknowledge how far women have come, businesses still need to focus more on creating a diverse, gender-equal culture. “While women have made great strides to become more prevalent in the boardroom, there is still […]

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