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  • The three most common mistakes made in gender pay gap reports

    Date:
    5 July 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Are organisations reporting their gender pay gap data correctly? The Government Equalities Office has issued recommendations on how data should be reported, but independent statistician Nigel Marriott estimates that between 9% and 17% of gender pay gap data is wrong. He looks at the errors some employers made.

  • One in six employers may have misreported gender pay gap

    Date:
    5 July 2018
    Type:
    News

    As many as one in six organisations have reported their gender pay gap incorrectly, according to independent data analysis.

  • Gender pay and bonus gaps: 2018 data

    Date:
    4 July 2018
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    XpertHR analyses more than 10,000 first-round gender pay gap reports to identify the best and worst pay and bonus gaps by industry and organisation size.

  • BBC settles equal pay dispute with Carrie Gracie

    Date:
    29 June 2018
    Type:
    News

    Carrie Gracie, the BBC's former China editor, has received a payout from the broadcaster after it emerged she had been paid less than her male colleagues.

  • Hampton-Alexander: Boards need to speed up to meet gender target

    Date:
    28 June 2018
    Type:
    News

    A quarter of FTSE 350 board positions are now held by women, according to the latest figures compiled as part of the Hampton-Alexander review of executive diversity.

  • Sexual harassment: How HR can help develop a culture of respect

    Date:
    26 June 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Sexual harassment has been brought to the forefront of employers' attention in recent months, following the rise of the #MeToo movement and the Time's Up campaign. But impersonal investigations can sometimes put victims off raising a complaint. Aliya Vigor-Robertson, co-founder of JourneyHR, suggests how HR can better investigate such sensitive situations - and prevent them from occurring in the first place.

  • Netflix to educate staff after dismissing employee who used 'N-word'

    Date:
    25 June 2018
    Type:
    News

    Netflix has said it will educate its staff about the ways that race, nationality and gender identity affect its organisation after it dismissed its head of communications for twice using the 'N-word' during meetings.

  • Podcast: Enhancing shared parental pay

    Date:
    22 June 2018
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss the recent decision of Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police and another, in which the EAT considered the question of whether or not employers are required to enhance statutory shared parental pay where maternity pay is enhanced.

  • Employers need to break recruitment traditions to boost diversity

    Date:
    20 June 2018
    Type:
    News

    Businesses need to "think outside the box" when recruiting if they want to improve diversity across their workforces - especially in entry-level positions.

  • Employment regs: what happened to the ones that got away?

    Date:
    20 June 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Keeping on top of employment law developments can feel like a full-time job for HR professionals, but that's just the rules and regulations that get passed. What about those pledges and policies that are still to get off the ground?

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