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“Progress starts and ends with talent” – Introducing our Talent Services Director

In October 2023, Spktral announced its new and improved website aimed at exemplifying our broad range of expertise in the region of pay gap analysis and DEI consulting. The website symbolised a key step in our expansion, from exclusively providing compliant gender pay gap services amidst complex and challenging legislation, to a service that supports…

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In Conversation with Genius Within – The Social Enterprise Fighting for Neuroinclusion in Workplaces

Recently, I had the chance to sit down with Helen Doyle, Community Manager at Genius Within. Genius Within is a neurodivergent-led social enterprise founded in 2011 with the aim of driving systemic change for neurodivergent people. What is neurodiversity? Neurodiversity is something that has become more widely recognised in society in recent years. In its…

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Putting the Focus on Ethnicity: Dianne Greyson and the #EthnicityPayGap Campaign

In October 2023, Spktral welcomed Dianne Greyson to the team as Non-Executive Director. Dianne is the founder of the #EthnicityPayGap Campaign, Managing Partner of Synergised Solutions and Director of Equilibrium Mediation Consulting. In February 2024 the #EthnicityPayGap Campaign will host the first ever Ethnicity Pay Gap Summit in partnership with Spktral and ShareAction. Tickets can…

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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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Transgender Awareness Week 2023: Guide to Transgender and Non-Binary Inclusion at Work (CIPD)

13 - 19 November marked Transgender Awareness Week. The week is followed by Transgender Day of Remembrance, on 20 November, to memorialise those who have been murdered as a result of transphobia.  “Transgender Day of Remembrance seeks to highlight the losses we face due to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. I am no stranger to the…

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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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