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This section includes news and views from The Glass Lift team.

December 29, 2017

The Glass Lift:  Changing the face of leadership

We are looking for Occupational and Business Psychologists.

The Glass Lift is working to raise awareness of the value Occupational and Business Psychologists bring to the World of work. Qualified to Masters level, we have a deep understanding of how to increase organisational performance through people. At The Glass Lift our knowledge of psychological theory and research, plus evidence based practice means we are able to target interventions that develop leadership capability at all levels. We are now seeking Associates to work with us at The Glass Lift on a range of leadership projects throughout the UK and would like to hear from you if you are an experienced Occupational or Business Psychologist.  1. Are you curious, open minded and not afraid to take a risk, also keen to work in partnership with other psychologists to deliver high quality interventions? 2. Do you have proven experience in the design and delivery of innovative leadership development and assessment for leadership projects? 3. We are specialists in inclusive leadership…

October 30, 2017

Views from The Glass Lift: Closing the gender pay gap

Views from The Glass Lift: Intersectionality

Before April next year, organisations employing over 250 people in the UK will have to provide data about their gender pay gap. The legislation will affect around 9,000 companies employing more than 15 million people. It’s hoped that this strategy will force companies to take measures to eliminate the gender pay gap, estimated at 18.1%.  The Government argues this could add £150 billion to annual GDP by 2025 and according to the minister for women and equalities, Justine Greening: Helping women to reach their full potential isn’t only the right thing to do – it makes good economic sense and is good for British business.” Yet many organisations are not equipped to deliver this data.  A recent survey of 145 employers by TotalJobs revealed that a clear majority do not currently review their gender equality and equal pay policies and over half do not have complete salary information across roles…

August 14, 2017

Gender pay gap reporting: Perspectives from the public sector

Join Gapsquare for an interactive webinar on 19th September

From 2017, any organisation that has 250 or more employees must publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap. The gender pay gap is the difference between the average earnings of men and women, expressed relative to men’s earnings. For example, ‘women earn 15% less than men per hour’. This webinar from Gap Square been designed for public sector managers responsible for gender pay gap reporting and those interested in using payroll and HR insights to build inclusive and dynamic teams.  With only 6 months  to the deadline for reporting, it will give an opportunity to share trends on gender pay gap reporting, discuss challenges, and best ways to utilise the data for reporting. The webinar includes the following topics: Data trends we are seeing in the public sector and how data can help plan actions to narrow the gap; Challenges interpreting legal requirements, specifically in relation to…

August 1, 2017

Diversity Doesn’t Stick Without Inclusion

Article from Harvard Business Review by Laura Sherbin and Ripa Rashid

No apologies for summarising this excellent article on the importance of inclusion from Harvard Business Review by Laura Sherbin and Ripa Rashid. At The Glass Lift we also believe that diversity without inclusion is a missed opportunity which is why we support organisations to develop all potential leaders and create dynamic and inclusive work environments…… Leaders have long recognized that a diverse workforce of women, people of color, and LGBT individuals confers a competitive edge in terms of selling products or services to diverse end users. Yet a stark gap persists between recognizing the leadership behaviors that unlock this capability and actually practicing them Part of the problem is that “diversity” and “inclusion” are so often lumped together that they’re assumed to be the same thing. But that’s just not the case. In the context of the workplace, diversity equals representation. Without inclusion, however, the crucial connections that attract diverse talent,…

July 21, 2017

Views from The Glass Lift: Intersectionality

Views from The Glass Lift: Intersectionality

Increasing equality at work is tough and new challenges seem to emerge along the way, these are the unintended consequences of change. For example, I’ve noticed that the words ‘equality’, ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’, which are now part of organisational parlance, are being used interchangeably. Each word seems to be losing its meaning and this is important, because we risk obscuring our aim. So, if we can’t get the basics right what chance do we have when we introduce more jargon, such as ‘intersectionality’: Intersectionality is a term used to describe overlapping or intersecting social identities and related systems of oppression, domination or discrimination. The idea that multiple identities intersect to create a whole identity that is different from the component identities.” An example is black feminism, which argues that the experience of being a black woman cannot be understood in terms of being black, and of being a woman, but…

July 14, 2017

Masterclass: Dealing with the complexity of closing the gender pay gap

On request.

Helping women to reach their full potential isn’t only the right thing to do, it makes good economic sense and is good for British business. I am proud that the UK is championing gender equality and now those employers that are leading the way will clearly stand out.” Minister for Women & Equalities, Justine Greening, April 2017 The Glass Lift half day masterclass: While the new gender pay gap reporting requirements will help to expose the discrepancies between what men and women earn, it is important not to think that the task ends there. Using outcomes from evidence-based practice in the fields of Psychology, gender diversity and leadership, this masterclass will help delegates understand the complex barriers and challenges to reducing the gender pay gap and explore strategies to close the pay gap and create gender balance at work. Participants will leave informed and inspired to lead the change required…

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