Experian's research showed that SMEs typically have more female directors, though the gap is narrowing. This year, 50 per cent of small companies had female directors, compared to 40 per cent of larger companies with 250 employees or more. In 2007, these figures were 48 per cent and 33 per cent respectively.
This blog post by Penny de Valk, CEO of Cedar originally posted at the Huffington Post looks at why SMEs are ahead in terms of female directors and offers some New Year's resolutions for businesses big and small who want to get the best from their gender diverse workforce
They’ve made it to the top – so why do so many leaders feel not being full time still holds them back?
'Relaxed working conditions' and 'less office politics': the reasons why women prefer a male boss, says study
This article by the Office for National Statistics summarises some recent workplace and employment related stats and trends
This article first published in The Telegraph says that employers are more likely to hire people they fancy, researchers claim, as they find 'leisure pursuits, background and self-presentation' are more important than skills.
Fairplace are delighted to sponsor the HR Manager of the Year category at the HR Network Awards. The awards, the largest and most prestigious HR awards in Scotland are designed to recognise, acknoweldge and reward the champions of the Scottish HR profession.
Congratulations to Fiona Cameron who was awarded HR Manager of the Year.
Penny de Valk, CEO of Fairplace talks in The Guardian about the value of team players in the job market and how you can communicate and develop your ability to work in a group