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Diversity & Inclusion

How Three is improving gender balance in leadership and tech

January 3, 2024

Via: Personnel Today

Like many employers in the tech sector, mobile network Three UK & Ireland is not immune to the challenges arising from the long-standing shortage of female STEM talent, nor is it unaware of the benefits that come from gender-diverse leadership. […]


Diversity & Inclusion

Women’s earnings growing faster, but gender pay gap unchanged

November 1, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

The Office for National Statistics’ analysis of the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) data showed that median weekly earnings across all full-time employees was £682 in April 2023, which is a 6.2% increase on the figure for April […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Do Your Employees Know How to Report Misconduct?

August 2, 2023

Via: SHRM

Workplace harassment happens in many U.S. workplaces, but most employees who witness or experience such misconduct do not report it to HR, according to a new report by software company HR Acuity, based in Florham Park, N.J. In a survey […]


Diversity & Inclusion

Menopause leave rejected, but what’s the alternative?

February 28, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

The government has decided to reject a proposal to pilot a menopause leave proposal in England. But is it making the right call? It’s a tricky question. Arguably, some of the concerns cited by the government seem a little far-fetched: […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

‘Fake’ flexibility and out-of-hours work hampering working mothers’ careers

February 27, 2023

Via: Personnel Today

These are among the key findings of a survey by Careering into Motherhood, which helps employees through career transitions after becoming a parent. Its survey of more than 2,000 working mothers found that 65% feel they have fewer career opportunities […]


News

CBS to Pay Millions to Settle Sexual Harassment Investigation

November 3, 2022

Via: SHRM

CBS has agreed to pay a $30.5 million settlement after a state investigation found that the media company knew about and covered up multiple allegations of sexual assault made against former CBS President and CEO Les Moonves. Company leaders hid […]


News

Met Police achieves record female officer representation

October 31, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

As of the end of September 2022, the Met had 10,386 full time equivalent female police officers, with strong female representation across all levels. It aims to acheive 33% female representation by the 2023/24 financial year and wants 50% of […]


Research

A Snapshot of Workplace Inequity

October 26, 2022

Via: SHRM

The SHRM Research Institute and Boston College released preliminary findings from new research about equity in the workplace on Oct. 25 at the SHRM INCLUSION 2022 conference in San Diego. The joint report, National Study of Workplace Equity: Identifying the […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Viewpoint: How Women in HR Can Achieve Leadership Positions

October 6, 2022

Via: SHRM

Lisa has her MBA and leads the HR department at her company, but often feels that her ideas are dismissed or she’s talked over by other members of her company’s leadership team. She’s sometimes able to regain traction and put […]


Research

Black Women Must Work 263 Extra Days to Achieve White Men’s Pay

September 20, 2022

Via: SHRM

When Sharawn Tipton began her career, she beamed with optimism. She had just graduated from California State University, East Bay in Hayward, Calif. As a young Black woman in corporate America, Tipton was determined to prove herself. She consistently performed […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

September 9, 2022

Via: SHRM

In August, Lone Star Ambulance, a critical-care transportation company in San Antonio, settled a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for alleged sexual harassment and retaliation. The company will pay $90,000 in damages and provide additional […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Viewpoint: How ERGs Can Support Women Working in Hybrid Environments

June 28, 2022

Via: SHRM

Women are more likely than men to prefer hybrid or remote schedules. Specifically, 1 in 3 women prefer to work fully remotely, and 1 in 2 women desire a hybrid schedule, according to a 2021 report by management consulting company […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

How to Create an Inclusive Space for LGBTQ Workers

June 14, 2022

Via: SHRM

For decades, employers could legally discriminate against LGBTQ workers. That changed only two years ago, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County that federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination. The landmark ruling extended protections to […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Lack of flexibility pushes half of women to consider leaving job

May 16, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

A survey of more than 2,000 workers and 503 hiring managers commissioned by LinkedIn found that 21% of women feel their career progression has been negatively impacted by a lack of flexible working, while 25% have taken a career break […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Gender equality facing growing backlash from male managers

May 16, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

The poll found that 33% of men felt there was too much emphasis placed on achieving gender balance, compared to 13% of women. Almost half (47%) of female managers feel too little effort goes into gender equality. Two-thirds of managers […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Women in finance: Aviva CEO slams sexist comments at AGM

May 11, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

During the company’s first in-person AGM since the start of the pandemic, one investor suggested that Blanc was “not the man for the job”, while another asked whether she should be “wearing trousers”. Blanc joined Aviva in July 2020 as […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Maya Forstater: What is a woman?

May 10, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

The question “What is a woman?” has become an obstacle course for politicians. Keir Starmer stumbled, Rishi Sunak deferred. Anneliese Dodds said it depends on the context. The answer should be straightforward, but politicians are deft at avoiding questions and […]


Development & Evaluation, Research

Gender pensions gap: half of women expect to work past retirement age

May 9, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Working Wise, which offers employment advice for older workers looking for flexibility and an improved work-life balance, found that 53% of women felt their pension pot was not sufficient enought to enable them to be financially independent. The survey was […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

Workplace Discrimination Erodes Confidence in Women

March 8, 2022

Via: SHRM

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate women’s economic, political and social achievements. But despite the gains they’ve experienced over the past several decades, women continue to be plagued by discrimination at work. While both men and women encounter […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

The Talent Textbook: Why HR shouldn’t ask for ‘preferred’ pronouns

November 10, 2021

Via: HR Dive

Employers are increasingly creating opportunities for workers to share their pronouns in order to improve inclusion, especially for applicants and employees who are transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming. But sometimes trainings, forms and the like refer to “preferred pronouns,” a […]