UK Gender Pay Gap reporting has been big news for the past few days. Reporting has been an important first step but tackling gender pay should be a long-term business priority. Now that the deadline has passed, attention should be focused on actions taken as a result. However, only 19% of companies have set out actions to redress, 5% have set targets and 30% published an explanation, many of which are superficial. Reporting should not be a case of job done for another year.
We have all no doubt heard about or watched The Voice, the reality television singing competition based initially on 'blind auditions.' Contestants are concealed from the judges, who are asked to vote purely on the quality of their voice. Quite simply the process is an attempt to remove bias that may exist from the talent acquisition process. Diversity and inclusion are central to every business. Unconscious bias is a big challenge in the workplace and society. Just imagine