Closing The Gender Gap in the Workplace

Closing The Gender Gap in the Workplace

Two months ago I was walking in my hometown of Bristol, England. I passed a modern office with glass walls and my curiosity compelled me to look inside. I saw a conference room with about ten people in it. All of them were men.

Is the Gender Gap Still Prevalent in the Workplace?

When we talk about the gender gap in the workplace, there are two factors to consider. Firstly, that there are more men working than women. Secondly, that those women are not paid the same amount as men. Despite numerous countries creating laws to eradicate the gender pay gap, it is still very much present in today’s society.  This isn’t just a problem for us in the UK: the problem is worldwide.

The American Association of University Women explains why the gender gap still exists for so many of us in the workplace. For full-time men and women, they claim that there is still a 20% pay gap in the USA. How is this possible?

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Push Your Employees Up The Career Ladder With These Tips

Push Your Employees Up The Career Ladder With These Tips

There are lots of ways that employers can support their employees in and out of the workplace. In fact, more and more new recruits are looking for those extra benefits of working for big companies. These benefits may not have a financial value but instead offer something a little more personal. After all, they’re there for their career, not only a paycheck!

How is your company helping employees work their way up the career ladder? Do you offer a defined career progression and plenty of promotion prospects? Do you offer careers counselling and opportunities for interdepartmental work experience? Millennials aren’t the only ones seeking something more from their work. Don’t forget the newest graduates and the longest serving employees. They too can benefit from more attention to their career progression.

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T., Find Out What It Means To Your Team

R.E.S.P.E.C.T., Find Out What It Means To Your Team

We live in an age where people are starting to become more and more aware of the importance of a good workplace culture. Where people are motivated, engaged, and part of the solution, not just tools or numbers. Having your employees on your side is invaluable to a business leader. But to get them there, there’s one more ingredient you have to offer. You have to offer them a little respect. But that’s not achieved just by being polite. Respect means a little more than that. Read on to see what how good leaders respect their employees.

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5 Interesting Ways of Making Money

5 Interesting Ways of Making Money

When looking for a job, most people typically seek jobs from 9 am to 5 pm. While many people prefer this regular kind of job, they are not for everyone. Some people find that unusual jobs are more their style. Here are five of interesting ways in which to make money that you may not have considered and even knew existed. Some of these interesting job choices may even be great for part time work or students looking to make extra money while in college.

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9 Tips for Designing a Benefits Plan for Millennials

9 Tips for Designing a Benefits Plan for Millennials

Millennials have been the largest demographic in the workforce for two years now, and their needs are different than the generations before. They want things out of their benefits package that previous generations didn’t demand. And if you want to be able to attract and retain millennials, you’ll have to design a plan that fits what they want. Here’s how.

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So You Want To Work With Kids? Making The Right Decisions The First Time Around

So You Want To Work With Kids? Making The Right Decisions The First Time Around

It doesn’t matter what you’re doing right now. It is possible to move your career in a completely different direction. If you know your life is meant to be spent looking after children, then you should follow your heart. The trouble with switching careers is that you need to keep the money coming in, and it can be hard if you lead a busy life. So how on earth can you make big moves without ending up in financial trouble? The key to a successful, new career is making the right decisions the first time. This involves taking stock and making certain you’re ready and willing to put in what it takes:

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Finding The Root Of Why Your Career Has Stalled

Finding The Root Of Why Your Career Has Stalled

Most people will hit a brick wall at one time or another during their careers. After all, we can’t expect the road to success to be smooth from start to finish. Nevertheless, when you do feel that your career is stalling, it’s imperative that you find a quick resolution to get it back on track.

Before unlocking the solution, however, you must first discover the source of your problems. No two people are the same, and your situation will be unique. Still, some issues are far more common than others. Here are five likely scenarios, and what can be done to overcome those obstacles.

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