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Menopause Awareness Month: managing the menopause in the workplace

The menopause is a taboo subject, especially within the workplace. We know from research that those employees who fall in this demographic are, in general, treated negatively because of it. October is World Menopause Month, and 18th October is World Menopause Day – created to raise awareness and provide support to those going through it. […]

The Menopause and Age Discrimination

Menopause | Age Discrimination | HR Solutions

Employers and employees alike may find the menopause a difficult topic to discuss as it is, of course, a sensitive and personal matter. Menopause and women in work The menopause is part of the natural ageing process for women, usually in their late 40s or 50s, and it can have a significant impact on women in […]

Finance companies aim for third of senior roles filled by women

Female Employment | HR Solutions

Finance companies are hoping to have a third of senior management posts filled by women in the next five years. Firms signing up to the Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, have set targets of 35% of management roles to be held by women. The current figure is 27%. The charter aims to encourage companies to […]

Are men more likely to be promoted into management

Women are less likely to be promoted at work and more likely to earn less than their male colleagues, according to data gathered by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Men also occupy more management jobs than women the higher up the business they go. In 2015 it was 40% more likely that men would be […]

Female students anticipate a £3,000 gender pay gap after graduating

Despite female students achieving better grades and the majority of university places, they do not expect to earn as much as their male peers after graduation, the start of the gender pay gap. Female students have said that they expect to make over £3,300 a year less than male students in their first graduate post. […]

Graduate employment on the rise but so is the gender pay gap

Gender Pay Gap | HR Solutions

The amount of university graduates that are working or have gone on to further study in the UK, has reached a record high. But a recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey, has revealed that there is an increasing pay gap between male and female graduates – with male university leavers earning considerably more. […]

Women Aiming for Quicker Career Success

Women Aim for Quicker Career Success | HR Solutions

Women want to achieve career success faster than men, according to a study by recruitment agency Reed. 48% of women are aiming to reach their career goal by the age of 40. Over three out of five men stated that they were happy to wait until after that age to hit their career targets. Further to […]

Salary Gender Gap Increases

Employee Engagement

A recent Office for National Statistics report has indicated a widening salary gender gap for employees in their thirties and older, with female staff continuing to lose out. We take a look at the figures to see who’s winning and who’s losing the battle for fair pay. Recent figures published by the Office for National […]

Boardroom Diversity Boosts Performance

Boardroom Diversity Boosts Performance | HR Solutions

New research has found that company boards with women on them deliver a 36% better return on equity than those without. Stock market index company MSCI looked at over 1,600 companies for the report. Their research found that companies with ‘strong female leadership’, defined as a female CEO and at least one other woman on […]

Gender Equality and the EU

Employee Engagement

A House of Lords committee has called on the Government to block the introduction of a 40 percent quota for women on company boards by 2020. The House of Lords European Union sub-committee found the proposed requirements from the EU to be “misguided”, and advised the government to maintain its approach of self-regulation and talent […]

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