The Equality and Human Rights Commission has written to the Government stating that its first gender pay gap investigations will begin in June.
Time-limited gender equality quotas should be set for the boards of large corporate organisations and public bodies, the Fawcett Society has urged, in order to improve gender balance in leadership positions.
Updated to reflect recent research on gender equality and diversity and current practice. See Updated good practice guide on gender.
To help employers that are looking for initiatives to improve their gender diversity throughout the organisation, including to close the gender pay gap, the good practice guide on gender has been updated to reflect current practice.
Legal & General Investment Management - one of the UK's biggest investors in the stock market - has promised to vote against the re-appointment of chairs in FTSE 350 companies where women don't make up at least 25% of the board.
Putting a job candidate's experience and skills into context can help employers find overachievers. Raphael Mokades, founder and MD of Rare Recruitment, explains the benefits of contextual screening for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The UK's top five retailers are making strides to reduce their gender pay gap, but there is still a way to go before male and female talent is represented fairly at all levels of their organisations.
Much of the furore over the gender pay gap has concerned the messenger itself, with the BBC, as a public body, being under particular scrutiny. Despite relatively high proportions of women, pay imbalances have endured at media organisations, but their publication may be the trigger for cultural change as many signal their intention to launch 50:50 recruitment.
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