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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Relocate Global – Helping companies to foster a diverse and inclusive culture

Relocate Global – Helping companies to foster a diverse and inclusive culture

Fresh from toppling two best-selling authors from three of Amazon’s business lists with her new book, Closing the Gap – 5 steps to creating an Inclusive Culture, Teresa Boughey – CIPD fellow, CEO of Jungle HR and policy influencer – opened Relocate’s Festival of Global People in May with an inspiring and accessible keynote speech. Marianne Curphey reports: "Inclusion is the role and responsibility of everyone at an organisation,” Teresa Boughey explained in her keynote speech on creating an inclusive culture. (more…)...
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Business Independent – Gender pay reporting – what is the next step?

Business Independent – Gender pay reporting – what is the next step?

By Teresa Boughey - May/June 2019 The gender pay gap has been extensively documented across the press and social media, especially over the past month as the deadline for public sector companies with over 250 employees to submit their gender pay gap figures was the 30th March 2019 and the deadline for charities and companies was by midnight on the 4th April 2019. With the year two figures now emerging, it is becoming apparent that instead of the gap narrowing, which many initially thought would happen when it was introduced, it has actually widened, with 45% of respondents reporting an increase in pay in favour of men according to the BBC. (more…)...
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Customer Experience Magazine – Book Review

Customer Experience Magazine – Book Review

CXM Book Club: Closing the Gap – 5 Steps to Creating an Inclusive Culture - April 2019 Organisations must stop shying away from the inevitable, and instead take active steps towards creating a sustainable, Inclusive Culture, a new book on Employee Experience insists. For modern businesses, diversity and inclusion are much more than just ‘tick box’ exercises. Organisations without adequate inclusivity and diversity policies can no longer hide, and must face the uncomfortable truth that their policies lack effectiveness. (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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