Gender equality

UK employees fear losing their jobs due to EDI programmes

Almost a third (31%) of UK employees fear they will lose their job if their organisation becomes more diverse and inclusive, according to new research by Dynata.

IPPR calls for four-day week trials across more sectors in Scotland

The majority (80%) of working-age people in Scotland, across both manual and desk-based jobs, have said they would support a four-day working week without any loss of pay.

UK women hit by gender pension gap at every stage of their career

The gender pension gap is already at 17% at the beginning of a women’s career and increases to 56% towards their retirement.

Breastfeeding still taboo in the workplace

Less than half (43%) of UK employers are comfortable with breastfeeding at work, according to new research by HR consultancy Peninsula.

Could women's golf lessons be a hole-in-one for equality?

Last week The Times reported that senior women at professional services firm EY feared being excluded at work as a lot of the professional networking between male colleagues happens on the golf...

Gender equality critical to post-pandemic profits

Gender parity is crucial for COVID-19 recovery, as new research reveals women in senior roles outperform male-run companies by nearly 40%.

Pandemic drives UK businesses to improve parental leave

Employers are three times more likely to offer generous and extended parental leave than three years ago, according to new research by job site Indeed.

Employees scared to ask for pay rises post-pandemic

Employees are less confident about asking for a pay rise than they were pre-pandemic as they fear their company has struggled financially over the past 18 months.

Siemens targets engineering gender bias

Siemens is aiming for gender parity with a new recruitment programme aimed at boosting the number of women in engineering.

Ed Miliband calls for 12-week paternity leave

Shadow business secretary, Ed Miliband says the current systems in place for parental leave encourages a ‘men at work, women at home’ culture.

UK falls in ranking for gender equality

The UK has fallen six places in a ranking of gender equality, with economists warning that it could take 100 years to close the global gender pay gap

Gender equality at Ford: 50 years since the Dagenham strikes

Fifty years on from the historic strike in Dagenham, Ford shares how it's since led the way in championing gender balance in the workplace