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Building a diverse and inclusive workplace

Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace | HR Solutions

Diversity and inclusion is about recognising that we all have many great things in common but at the same time, we also have many great differences that set us apart from each other. In the world of work, everybody should have the right to equal access to employment, equal pay and access to training and […]

Female Network Rail employee awarded £75,000 in equal pay claim

A Female Network Rail employee was awarded a £75,000 payout after winning an equal pay case at an employment tribunal. The woman had been paid as much as 37% less than her male colleagues. This latest ruling may serve as a warning to employers about how pay gap reporting could see them face similar tribunal […]

Ministers urged to tackle Muslim unemployment inequality in the UK

Discrimination | HR Solutions

A House of Commons report has revealed that Muslim unemployment is the highest of all the ethnic and religious groups in the UK. The report by the Women and Equalities Committee, found that the average unemployment figure is 5.4%, but the figure among Muslims is 12.8%. The Employment Opportunities for Muslims in the UK report, […]

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. […]

Asda fails to stop large equal pay tribunal claim

Gender Equality | HR Solutions

Asda has failed to have a bulk equal pay claim against them moved from an employment tribunal to the High Court. Around 7,000 current and former employees are seeking to compare their jobs in Asda retail stores with the jobs of their colleagues working in the supermarket’s distribution centres. The staff, mostly women, are claiming […]

Government Drafts Gender Pay Gap Proposals

Gender Pay Gap | HR Solutions

The Government has published draft legislation outlining how it plans to legislate gender pay gap reporting for all large UK businesses. The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2016 are expected to come into force in October. The proposals state that: Any business with more than 250 employees will need to publish an […]

Recruitment agency criticised for sexist job adverts

Sexist Job Adverts

A London-based recruitment agency has found itself under fire for advertising sexist job adverts that not only state that just “beautiful” women should apply, but some adverts even go as far as requesting specific bra sizes. Matching Models posted sexist job adverts on their website looking for a flight attendant and PA, stating that applicants […]

Career Limits for Working Mums

Parental Leave | HR Solutions

Over half of working mums (56%) believe that they would have gotten further in their careers if they did not have children. The research, carried out by Watchshop.com, also found that a third of working mothers (33%) feel guilty if they have to take leave from work due to parental responsibilities. Despite the introduction of […]

Pay Gap Grows Between CEOs and Employees

CEO Pay 183 Times that of Average Employee | HR Solutions

During 2014 CEO pay reached 183 times the earnings of the average UK employee, according to a new study. The High Pay Centre, an independent think tank, carried out research into the salaries of FTSE 100 companies and found that the average CEO pay had increased to £4.964 million; a slight rise on the £4.923 million […]

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 […]

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