Almost 30% of recruitment firms have less than 5% female leaders at board level. An analysis of female representation within the profession by Women in Recruitment found.
Women in Recruitment’s new benchmarking report reveals that representation at board level is in single digits for many firms despite the majority of firms having more than 50% female representation at support staff level.
Commenting on the analysis, Julie Selby, Director of Women in Recruitment, said:
“Increasing female representation at board level, and throughout the company, is not only the ‘right’ thing to do, it also makes complete business sense. This creates teams which have greater diversity in thought which can allow targets to be reached with creativity and more efficiency. However, despite numerous studies showing the correlation between companies with a larger proportion of female directors and better business outcomes, figures show that many of the UK’s top firms are nowhere near the Hampton-Alexander Review’s target of a third of board-level and leadership positions to be filled by women.”
“As recruiters, we have a responsibility to establish the profession as a ‘beacon of excellence’ for gender equality and to set an example to the sectors and businesses we partner with. While there has been improvement in creating more awareness on the need for equal opportunities amongst men and women in recent years, it is clear from these results that there is still a significant amount of work left to do until true parity is achieved.”
When employers look to identify what may be the cause of work-related pressures, they naturally focus on work-life balance, team dynamics and even harassment.
The world’s first museum dedicated to vaginas, vulvas and the gynaecological anatomy, the Vagina Museum, is set to open in Camden Market in November 2019. But to make this great opportunity a reality, the Charity – (the first and only registered charity in the UK with vagina in its title) need your help to do it!
Vulva cancer survivor and Vulva Cancer UK Awareness campaigner Clare Baumhauer has joined forces with Lichen Sclerosus Awareness UK and Pelvicroar to launch Vulva Cancer Awareness Week.
Whatever your age, size or shape, it’s important to take care of your breasts.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, so get to know how your breasts look and feel so you know what is normal for you. You will then be more confident about noticing any unusual changes. If you notice a change, even if you feel well, it’s important to visit your GP (local doctor).
Nearly two-thirds of the population are ignoring THE simplest step in reducing their risk of stroke, heart attack or heart failure by not knowing their blood pressure numbers – according to a new national survey by Blood Pressure UK to mark Know Your Numbers! Week 2018: 10-16th September.
September is Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month (GCAM) and is a perfect time to encourage more women to learn about the five gynaecological cancers; cervical, ovarian, womb, vaginal and vulval.
AVON UK is continuing its promise to end violence against women and girls with the launch of its new True Colour Pro+ Nail Enamel in Arctic Steel.
Beauty giant AVON and breast cancer charity CoppaFeel! have launched a digital learning tool, CoppaCollege to educate women more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.