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    1. February 12, 2016

      Gender pay gap to be revealed by employers to tackle inequality

      Britain’s large employers will be forced to publish detailed information about gender pay imbalances in their...

    2. February 10, 2016

      Career Counsel: Speak your mind about Europe and business

      I believe strongly that the UK exiting Europe would be bad for our company, which relies on foreign engineers and...

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    1. February 8, 2016

      The hidden workplace skills of those with dyspraxia

      When she returned from the summer break last year, British politician Emma Lewell-Buck searched in vain for her office....

    2. February 4, 2016

      Snow and strikes are no obstacles for gritty women

      How determined are you to get to work if there are obstacles? A tube strike, for instance? Are you one of those people...

    3. February 2, 2016

      Equal pay for millennials is a boost for equal parenting

      President Barack Obama borrowed a policy from the British prime minister last week when he told US employers to...

    4. January 28, 2016

      ‘Big Four’ look beyond academics

      Professional services firms are among the biggest recruiters of graduates in the UK. Now, the way in which they decide...

    5. January 27, 2016

      CBI calls for 25% target for senior women execs

      The male dominance of UK business will only be addressed if companies are given a 25 per cent target for female senior...

    6. January 20, 2016

      In a Blink: coming out in the workplace

    7. January 19, 2016

      MI5 rated best workplace for employees’ equality

      MI5, Britain’s domestic security agency, is the best place in the country for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender...

    8. January 18, 2016

      Gender equality in the tech sector will benefit the global economy

      The “internet industry” is only 30 years old. It is considerably younger than our broad societal acceptance that women...

    9. January 11, 2016

      Stop skirting around the lack of senior women in business

      At a meeting last week, I was the only woman in a room of 16 people. Not that this surprised me. The experience is a...

    10. January 11, 2016

      Corporate Japan struggles to promote women workers

      For those hoping to empower Japan’s women and unleash the economic might of the country’s “silent asset”, the term...

    11. January 8, 2016

      Female entrepreneurs flock to crowdfunding site in Japan

      The proportion of Japanese women seeking to raise money for entrepreneurial or non-profit projects via the country’s...

    12. December 30, 2015

      Robot workers revealed as binary in more ways than one

      If you were to design a robot to assist in a kindergarten, handing out water, tidying and watching out for grazed...

    13. December 28, 2015

      Wide gap found in minority job prospects in UK

      People from ethnic minority backgrounds have hugely differing success rates in finding employment depending on where...

    14. November 30, 2015

      No change in level of female high earners despite initiatives

      The proportion of female high earners in the UK has not budged in the past four years, despite initiatives to reduce...

    15. November 25, 2015

      HSBC wants half of senior UK managers to be women

      HSBC UK has set an ambitious target to appoint the same number of women as men to senior manager roles, as high-street...

    16. November 25, 2015

      Review: ‘A Passion for Space’, by Marianne Dyson

      A Passion for Space is not entirely dissimilar to EL James’s racy bestseller Fifty Shades of Grey. Both feature...

    17. November 22, 2015

      How more fathers can follow Zuckerberg’s lead on paternity leave

      Mark Zuckerberg announced on Friday that he would be taking two months of paternity leave when his daughter arrives....

    18. November 19, 2015

      The legal go-betweens who give slick support to barristers

      Anthony Trollope’s 1862 novel Orley Farm includes a vivid description of Mr Crabwitz, the clerk to barrister Thomas...

    19. November 19, 2015

      Female entrepreneurs get a helping hand in a changing Japan

      Maria Mercedes Corrales knows well the challenges of navigating the corporate world of Japan as a female boss. When she...

    20. November 18, 2015

      Robert Peston: UK must break oligarchy of rich

      At the height of the financial crisis, Robert Peston, then the BBC’s business editor, was asked to speak to school...

    21. November 18, 2015

      Smart recruiting and time off create diverse teams

      Social mobility won a boost last month when David Cameron, UK prime minister, announced that candidates’ names would be...

    22. November 18, 2015

      Career Counsel: Smart recruiting and role models boost ethnic diversity

      How can I increase the ethnic diversity of my team without being discriminatory? Karen Blackett, chief executive of...

    23. November 18, 2015

      LinkedIn is at the centre of an ideological recruitment battle

      Eddie Vivas is in an odd position. His job is to apply mathematical formulas to LinkedIn’s millions of personal...

    24. November 18, 2015

      Beware of complacency at the top about fairness

      The trouble with meritocracy is that it does not have as much merit as some of its advocates think it does. At first...

    25. November 18, 2015

      Largely white and male Google learns to ‘unbias’ itself

      Google is obsessed with using data to improve the performance of its nearly 60,000 employees and a big area of its...

    26. November 18, 2015

      Winners bring disabled people into workforce

      It seems fitting that as the UK’s disability discrimination act turns 20, the two strongest entries of the Apollo...

    27. November 18, 2015

      Gender gap progress stalling, warns World Economic Forum

      Women now earn what men did a decade ago, according to the World Economic Forum, underlining the sluggish global...

    28. November 18, 2015

      A satisfactory progress report towards wage equality

      Statistics should shine light on societal trends and provide reliable information to help form users’ views and guide...

    29. November 11, 2015

      Flexible working and a focus on inclusion matters in banking

      Embracing diversity has paid off for GE Capital, the financial services unit of American conglomerate General Electric,...

    30. November 11, 2015

      Hiding names to end bias is a futile and lazy short-cut

      Last week I was in the front row of the Pitch@Palace event held by the Duke of York to pair up start-ups with mentors...

    31. November 10, 2015

      Ethnic minorities still face workplace bias, study shows

      Campaigners have urged the government to intensify efforts to increase racial diversity in the workplace after a...

    32. November 8, 2015

      Investing in our families is a vital part of the economy

      Imagine working long hours day in day out, falling into bed exhausted each night and getting up with the sun each...

    33. November 5, 2015

      For the rest of the year your pay will be zero

      Each year at this time, we pass what has come to be known as Equal Pay Day: the point beyond which, thanks to the UK’s...

    34. November 5, 2015

      Davies has gone far with equality but not far enough

      “I think we have moved on from that,” Lord Mervyn Davies said last week, at the event where he unveiled his final...

    35. November 4, 2015

      Call to peg bankers’ pay to appointment of women backed

      Politicians are backing a push for financial services bosses to be paid less if they do not appoint enough women to...

    36. November 1, 2015

      Company alarm at order to publish gap in male and female pay

      A government decision to force employers to disclose the pay difference between male and female staff is sending...

    37. October 29, 2015

      CBI welcomes Davies report raising women on boards target to 33%

      Business leaders welcomed a higher voluntary target for the proportion of board seats held by women, but said companies...

    38. October 29, 2015

      Women on boards: Lord Davies upbeat on corporate diversity

      As Lord Mervyn Davies prepares to deliver his final report on women in the boardroom, he is in optimistic mood....

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