Women at work

What should HR focus on to #EmbraceEquity this International Women’s Day?

Observing International Women’s Day and the theme of #EmbraceEquity this year, HR magazine asked experts what HR should focus on to advance gender inclusivity and equity in the workplace.

West Ham becomes first Premier League football club with menopause accreditation

West Ham United has received Menopause Friendly Accreditation (MFA) in recognition of the support it offers to staff experiencing menopause at work.

Government’s ‘anti-strike’ bill discriminates against women

The government’s Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill, which seeks to set minimum service levels during periods of industrial action, will disproportionately impact women who already face...

UK women call for flexibility due to fear of commuting in the dark

A majority (88%) of women have said companies should offer better flexible working options so they can commute in daylight during the winter, according to a new survey by Remote.

Employee experience of hybrid work depends on gender

Workers’ experience of hybrid work may differ depending on gender, according to a poll by educational charity The Female Lead.

Employee asked to wear period sticker shows need for workplace boundaries

A cafe owner in Australia has caused controversy after asking female employees to wear red stickers to show when they are on their period.

Nine in 10 women want better health support at work

A new survey has found the majority of women think there should be more support in their workplace when it comes to female health issues.

What does the Menopause in the Workplace inquiry mean for businesses?

A recent report by the Fawcett Society found that 44% of women said their menopause symptoms affected their ability to do their job and one in 10 had actually left their job due to their symptoms....

Abortion support policy introduced by Ladbible

Media company Ladbible has introduced a new abortion policy to staff globally which includes offering up to 10 days paid leave for an abortion procedure.

Millions more women in work than a decade ago

There are two million more women in employment in the UK than there were in 2010, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Costco and Swissport fail to report gender pay gap on time

Wholesale shopping company Costco and aviation company Swissport are among 28 businesses yet to report their gender pay gap data for 2021/22 to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

Soft skills exaggerated in HR

The misconception that HR revolves solely around soft skills could be leading less men to enter the profession.