BBC top salary list: genuine gender equality or PR stunt?

BBC top salary list: genuine gender equality or PR stunt?

On 2nd July 2019, the BBC published its star salaries list where three women had ranked as top paid presenters for the first time. In light of this, HRreview asked me and other professionals in their field to pose the question of whether this is a genuine step by the BBC to rectify inequality within their company or a way of ticking boxes merely to comply to standards. (more…)...
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Free Business Tools to help Organisations Create a Diverse Culture

Free Business Tools to help Organisations Create a Diverse Culture

An award-winning consultancy has launched a free on line tool and workshop to help companies really understand where they are currently stand in terms of their diversity and inclusivity journey and what additional steps they might need to take to improve their organisational culture. Jungle Diversity, part of the Jungle HR group, is on a mission to help 10,000 companies improve the diversity of their workforce. It has devised the tribe5 Diversity Accelerator™ Methodology which includes a range of tools, workshops and a book to assist HR directors and Board Directors get to grips with this important issue. (more…)...
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Poldark Actress Questions Gender Pay Gap

Poldark Actress Questions Gender Pay Gap

OK... I love watching Poldark! Equally so does my husband, my friends and my mother and father-in law. Yet even this addictive Sunday night viewing doesn’t seem to be unscathed from the ever-increasing diversity and gender gap debates. On screen of late, Demelza Poldark appears to be holding the fort in Cornwall, running the mining business as well as running the home and being mother to two. She is also seen positively influencing important wealthy dignitaries for her husband as he takes up his seat in as an MP in Westminster. (more…)...
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Gender equality in the boardroom

Gender equality in the boardroom

My take on Gender Equality is featured this month is Shropshire Business, I’ve heard some excuses in my time, but never those more shocking than ‘The Top 10 worst excuses for not appointing women executives’ which featured on BBC News (31st May 2018).  These so called ‘explanations’, from a range of chairs and CEOs were heard by the team behind the government-backed Hampton-Alexander Review, as the review reaches it halfway stage. The review was established to increase the number of women in senior positions and has challenged all FTSE companies to ensure at least a third of their board members and leadership are women by 2020. The Top 10 worst ‘explanations’ included: I don't think women fit comfortably into the board environment There aren't that many women with the right credentials and depth of experience to sit on the board - the issues covered are extremely complex Most women don't want the hassle or pressure of sitting on a board Read more in Shropshire Businesses...
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The Most Aggressive Public Move to Date …

The Most Aggressive Public Move to Date …

Today (April 17 2018) the Financial Times has reported that Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), one of the largest investors in the UK, has stepped up its efforts to improve gender balance on corporate boards. Read the full article here. It has announced it will vote against chairs of any FTSE-350 company at annual meetings if the board is not at least made up of 25 percent females. LGIM manages £1tn of assets, and its announcement is likely to further sharpen the minds of Senior Business Leaders on the important need to tackle under-representation of women in senior roles. According to the Financial Times, the approach by LGIM to vote against all-male boards has already begun in the US. (more…)...
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