WorkLife: Equal pay

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Gender Pay Gap reporting – it’s not gone away

Gender Pay Gap reporting – it’s not gone away

Equal pay has been in the news a lot recently: there was the BBC “who’s on the list” scandal (see here for Katie Lancaster’s take on that): Asda’s court battle against over 10,000 claimants; and last week’s report by the Chartered Management Insititue that the pay gap between male and female managers is worsening and could be as much as £12,000 per year.

Meet the future of work head on

Meet the future of work head on

It was our Knowledge Week last week and one of the themes on the agenda was 'the future of work'.  We even discussed whether Farrers would survive the next 30 years (I'm pleased to say we concluded it would, though as with most organisations there will undoubtedly be challenges along the way).  All of this got me thinking about what HR professionals could and should be doing now to prepare for the things the future will throw at us.

Diversity Challenge

Diversity Challenge

Last week's news was dominated by the BBC's depressing revelation that it pays its female employees woefully less than their male counterparts. This has prompted much discussion and debate about equality in the workplace and the challenges that are often faced by organisations in ensuring that their workforce reflects our richly diverse and multicultural society.

#notonthelist….??

#notonthelist….??

This year the BBC was required to publish the salaries of those earning over £150,000, which the Culture Secretary had explained would bring the BBC "in line with the civil service" on transparency.  Interestingly, what has grabbed headlines is not so much how much presenters are paid, but allegations of gender inequality.

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