90% believe new leadership is necessary for gender equality

__     90% of company workers believe new forms of leadership are necessary to increase gender quality, according to research results from Toluna. The survey was carried out incorporating results taken from 1,554 UK-based men and women as part of a wider scheme to increase the influence and numbers of women across company leadership.… 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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Female directors pack more shareholder value, study finds

Shareholders value female directors more than male ones according to new analysis of stock market fluctuations following the departure of executive board members. Investors rate the performance of the few women who climbed to the top of the career ladder in companies without a gender quota as being better than that of their male peers. Economists… Continue reading

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Women ‘face pay penalty for becoming mothers before 33’

A fifth of female employees are forced out of their jobs after becoming pregnant, suggests TUC study Women who become mothers before the age of 33 earn 15 per cent less than their female colleagues without children, according to a survey from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) released to coincide with today’s International Women’s Day. The… Continue reading

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