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    1. April 27, 2016

      Britain lags behind in female board hires

      Britain has fallen from sixth to eighth in a ranking of female board representation in 12 European countries — despite...

    2. April 6, 2016

      Push to recruit women on boards drains companies of top talent

      A push by companies in Britain to recruit more women on to boards has had the unintended consequence of draining...

    Special Reports

    1. Women in Business

      Does the gender of executives make a difference to business performance? The evidence ...
    2. Employment: Global Best Practice

      A happy workplace often leads to strong productivity – but how to achieve it?...
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    1. March 28, 2016

      High-tech companies tempt Israel’s ultra-Orthodox into work

      Talia Zangolsaz, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israeli woman, is at a Jerusalem job fair talking to technology companies...

    2. March 22, 2016

      Recruiters’ use of video games is a fad worth fighting for

      “What is your biggest weakness?” The first time I encountered this classic interview question I was about 20 and I had...

    3. March 22, 2016

      French boards rush to meet quotas for female membership

      France’s traditionally male-dominated companies are scrambling to appoint women to their boards in time to hit...

    4. March 20, 2016

      High heels and boxing gloves: a portrait of female professionals

      What do women look like at work? From my desk in an open plan office I have a good view of eight. The oldest is...

    5. March 9, 2016

      FT launches nominations for the UPstanding100 list

      The FT will publish the inaugural list of the 100 top ethnic-minority role-models in US, UK and Ireland business in...

    6. March 9, 2016

      At Work with the FT: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN under secretary-general

      Over the years, those involved in efforts to help women’s advancement have ranged from legislators and microlenders to...

    7. March 9, 2016

      Five possible scenarios for a ‘work till you drop’ world

      “The alternative to saving for retirement is to delay retirement, possibly indefinitely.” This was the grim message...

    8. March 7, 2016

      Scrap paintball, add childcare

      Throw out the man-sized T-shirts embroidered with the company’s logo, and the loud power-point presentations. If your...

    9. March 7, 2016

      Digital world offers opportunities to break the job mould

      By the time Chantal Ambord reached Insead she was already heart-set on a non-traditional career path. The 28-year-old...

    10. March 7, 2016

      When female tech pioneers were the future

      She caused a sensation with her sultry eyes and smouldering beauty. But Hollywood leading lady Hedy Lamarr — a star in...

    11. March 7, 2016

      Genomics, virtual reality and ethics: how progress will affect us

      Swift changes in technology — from the development of driverless cars and robotics to the collection of increasingly...

    12. March 7, 2016

      Diversity at the top pays dividends

      Does the gender of executives make a difference to business performance? The evidence is mounting that it does....

    13. March 7, 2016

      Gloria Steinem: ‘Only women become more radical with age’

      Gloria Steinem does not drive. Indeed, a whole chapter in her latest book, My Life on the Road, is dedicated to the...

    14. February 26, 2016

      Happy workplaces help companies perform better

      Companies with a reputation for strong employee engagement and creating a happy workplace generate good publicity and...

    15. February 25, 2016

      It’s not just the Oscars - the diversity crisis is everywhere

      Protests over the dearth of actors who are black or from an ethnic minority have cast a shadow of controversy over...

    16. February 25, 2016

      Why the gender question is often the wrong one

      Sarah Dunning is chief executive of Westmorland, the owner of Tebay Services, which has been described by reviewers as...

    17. February 19, 2016

      Comprehensive schools catch up with private in CEO count

      The number of FTSE 100 chief executives educated at non-selective state schools has for the first time equalled those...

    18. February 18, 2016

      Why we need to know what female execs are paid

      Do we need to continue the work of Lord Davies’ women on boards review? While it succeeded in achieving its original...

    19. February 18, 2016

      Where are all the stay-at-home dads?

      As most politicians learn to their cost, there tends to be an exasperating gap between the implementation of an...

    20. February 17, 2016

      A UK political start-up pushes for gender parity at work

      Scaling up is a challenge for all organisations but for Sophie Walker, leader of the Women’s Equality party, the growth...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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....

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. January 20, 2016

      In a Blink: coming out in the workplace

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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