Mind the Gap – Are we moving closer to true gender balance at work? | 28 November 2018
For many organisations recruiting and retaining women in leadership and management roles is a key priority to ensure gender balance at work. With pressure on to increase gender diversity in senior positions and close the gender pay gap, how a business tackles this issue and removes barriers that women encounter at work, is crucial. Whilst many organisations are undertaking a range of training initiatives to overcome the challenge of gender balance at work, practical steps and decisive action needs to be taken to transform mindsets, develop female talent and foster true cultural and behavioural change.
To help employers develop a strategy to ensure there is a true gender balance within their organisation the Employment Team at Moorcrofts is hosting a free seminar where you can hear from key note speakers who will deliver practical and accessible advice.
The seminar is suitable for: HR professionals, senior managers and business owners.
Wednesday 28 November
9:00am – 11:30am
Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre
Bisham, Marlow, SL7 1RR
• Matt Jenkin, Moorcrofts
• Change-Gear Ltd
FREE (Free Parking for delegates is included)
|9:00||Registration, coffee and Networking|
|9:40||The truth about Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Dispelling the myths
Matt will look at the legal issues behind gender pay gap reporting, what the first reporting round told us about the state of the gender pay gap in the UK and what are the next steps.
Speaker: Matt Jenkin, Moorcrofts LLP
|10:10||Closing the gap – finding ways to come together to improve the gender imbalance in the workplace
Although today’s Global Gender Gap Report demonstrates that some progress has been made over the past decade in improving gender balance in the workplace, it is clear that we still have a long way to go. Outdated stereotypes based on supposed “male and female” roles in the workplace have a very negative effect on our cultural attitudes on who is suitable for which jobs. We still haven’t recognised the needs of modern families; in homes with both parents working there is a need for senior positions to offer greater flexibility around working hours to manage childcare commitments. Women are still passed over for top jobs leading to a lack of senior role models for our emerging female talent to aspire to.
If we are to get there, it will require both men and women, at all levels, to embrace and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Business leaders must make it a priority to proactively identify, develop and promote leaders of both sexes. Organisations need to look at their cultures, making sure they are doing all they can to achieve this much needed change and embracing the fact that diversity is great for business and the economy.
In this thought provoking session, Change-Gear Ltd will explore these and other challenges that organisations face in changing cultural behaviours. By inviting the audience to work collaboratively with them they will explore practical ways and suggestions to make real inroads into addressing gender imbalance within the workplace.
|11:10||Closing comments and questions.|
If you (and/or an appropriate colleague) would like to attend, please register here.