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Young Women Code: The Project Aimed at Tackling Gender Disparity in Scotland’s Digital Tech Sector

Last week, I sat down with Saffron Roberts, Research and Facilitation Coordinator at The Young Women’s Movement - Scotland’s national organisation for young women’s feminist leadership and collective action against gender inequality. Saffron and I spoke about Young Women Code, a project funded by the Workplace Equality Fund, which contributes to ending gender disparity in…

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Flexible Working – What Does it Have to Do with the Gender Pay Gap?

Earlier this year, the Employment Relations (Flexible Working) Bill achieved Royal assent. According to the bill, workers will now benefit from the following protections:  Employers must consult with the employee before rejecting flexible working requests Employees can now make two statutory requests in any 12-month period, rather than one. Requests can be made from day…

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Know what’s spooky? Your gender pay gap percentage doesn’t tell you as much as you think it does…

When you read about the gender pay gap, you’re often reading about mere percentages. In accordance with government statutory guidance, organisations of 250 or more employees must calculate and publish these gender pay gap figures: mean (average) gender pay gap for hourly pay median (middle) gender pay gap for hourly pay percentage of men and women…

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Transparency in the Workplace: Why is it Important?

It is easy to feel nervous or out of your depth when presenting questions regarding identity. However, there is a great deal to gain from these difficult conversations, particularly when it comes to the process of representational analysis. A prerequisite to making changes in your organisation is to collect the data you need to analyse…

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Spktral – A Values Centred Business

At Spktral, we are firm believers in a future of equal opportunity. Our platform and services are underpinned by our core values: ⭐ 𝘈𝘤𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘤𝘺 If you're going to base any decisions/discussions around your results then you need to ensure they're accurate. Approximately 6% of in-scope UK PLCs have submitted mathematically incorrect data. We believe that…

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Pay Gap Analysis is for Everyone – Not Just for More Than 250

The statuary guidance on gender pay gap reporting currently only applies to employers with 250 or more employees. However, we believe that identifying, analysing and responding to gender pay inequity is the responsibility of 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 employer, not just big businesses. When we start thinking about representational analysis as a fundamental requisite in all workplaces, regardless of…

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Shifting the Dial on Diversity and Inclusion Starts at the Top

The spotlight has never shone brighter on diversity and inclusion in businesses and the responsibility to drive change lies with those at the top.  The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers and the consequential rise of the Black Lives Matter movement has meant the light on corporates, as regard to their culture and inclusion…

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