Are smartphones contributing to productivity issues?

  84% use smartphones in the workplace 78% regularly respond to text messages during working hours   online assessment   120 hours per year – spent on smartphones   The average British worker spends as many as 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace, according to research.   Research of 2,012 UK… Continue reading

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Businesses ‘still failing to address maternity pay penalties’

___   Pay parity approaching for women in their 20s, new figures suggest, but gap remains significant after childbirth Female employees in their twenties have seen a significant narrowing of the gender pay gap over the past two generations and are now paid 5 per cent less than men, according to a new report from… Continue reading

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Gender pay gap reporting extends ‘employee’ definition to contractors

___   ‘Snapshot’ date also changed in finalised regulations that take effect in April; experts warn gathering data will be ‘big challenge’ for HR in 2017 The government has published its final gender pay gap reporting regulations, which will take effect on 6 April 2017, confirming many requirements from the draft versions but also introducing… Continue reading

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Public-sector gender pay gap reporting confirmed

__   The timetable for gender pay gap reporting in the public sector has been confirmed, with the Government largely intending to mirror the private-sector regime. A government consultation document also reveals a number of changes to the proposed gender pay gap reporting regime, which will apply to all relevant organisations. In the foreword to… Continue reading

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Government unveils gender pay gap reporting rules for large employers

League tables set to highlight poor performers in a bid to drive change From 2018, companies with more than 250 employees will be required to make their gender pay gap publically available online, the government has announced. Employers that fail to address gender pay disparities will also be highlighted in new league tables intended to… Continue reading

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