News

Action needed on childcare barrier to female enterprise

Action needed on childcare barrier to female enterprise

New figures pointing to a rise in the number of self-employed women obscures the fact that a lot of women’s enterprise in the UK is unglamorous, scarcely profitable and curbed by childcare responsibilities, according to an expert who is speaking at an event on women's enterprise at the Festival of Social Science.…

Discussion: 0 comments

Read Story

A third of employees unhappy with career progression

A third of employees unhappy with career progression

One in three employees say their career progression to date has failed to meet their expectations, according to the latest Chartered Institute for Personnel Development/Halogen Employee Outlook survey. …

Discussion: 0 comments

Read Story

Related tags: Career progression

UK falls down gender equality rankings

UK falls down gender equality rankings

The UK has dropped eight places to 26th in a European table on gender equality, according to the World Economic Forum.…

Discussion: 0 comments

Read Story

Related tags: Gender equality

Fertility rising for women with degrees

Fertility rising for women with degrees

Highly educated women have always had fewer children, but a new US study finds that while this was true until the 1990s, it is no longer true today, with fertility among women with degrees increasing by more than 50%.…

Discussion: 0 comments

Read Story

Related tags: Fertility

Number of women recruited in City rises

Number of women recruited in City rises

The City has sharply increased its recruitment of high-flying women and overseas staff over the last year, according to recruitment firm Astbury Marsden.…

Discussion: 0 comments

Read Story

Related tags: City | Diversity