Gender pay gap reporting: so far, not so good

There are just over two months left for 9,000 businesses of over 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap. And at the time of writing, just over 700 employers have done so. With time rapidly running out, it seems increasingly likely that many firms will miss the 5 April deadline (31 March for [...]

2019-07-16T17:00:34+00:00February 4th, 2018|

Employee Engagement: Why people leave their jobs and what you can do about it

So how can employers improve employee engagement? Recruiting people who fit in culturally and possess the desired skill set can be tricky enough; getting them to stay can be even tougher. With so many opportunities to switch to a new role in a different organisation, many individuals decide to hop from one job to [...]

2019-07-16T17:17:32+00:00December 22nd, 2017|

3R Strategy partners with Suited & Booted for a suit drive campaign

We are delighted to be partnering with Suited & Booted, a UK registered charity, that helps vulnerable, unemployed and low-income men into employment by providing interview clothing and interview advice. The first 30 seconds of an interview are crucial as employers make up their minds about potential candidates very quickly. Getting appearance and presentation [...]

2019-07-16T17:20:18+00:00December 4th, 2017|

Why does equal career progression mean sacrificing family life?

Equal career progression is a fact now - isn't it? It seems not.  Cast an eye over the senior management team of most organisations and it’s usually the same old story: if not all-male, then almost all male. This is supported by a 2017 report from financial advisory firm Grant Thornton, which revealed that [...]

2019-07-16T17:25:29+00:00November 24th, 2017|

Disclosing the gender pay gap is just the first step

Reducing the gender pay gap and achieving equal pay is still very much a hot topic. In the last few months Google has been hauled into the spotlight over this very issue, first with that leaked memo, followed swiftly by news that three former employees are suing the tech giant for systematically paying women [...]

2019-07-17T08:35:41+00:00November 11th, 2017|

Culture is the culprit: Tackling the UK gender pay gap

Tackling the UK gender pay gap is a priority for many. According to the Institute of Fiscal Studies, the UK gender pay gap is 18.1%. Although this may come across as men being paid 18.1% more than women for doing the same job, this is not the case. Pay may be one of the [...]

2019-07-17T10:03:28+00:00October 18th, 2017|

4 ways salary benchmarking can help your talent retention strategy

Salary benchmarking is a vital component of a talent retention strategy, but often retaining talent is ignored by the c-suite until it becomes an insurmountable business challenge. Many organisations simply accept high employee turnover and focus on other business needs.  However, HR professionals truly understand the importance of retaining good staff, in [...]

2019-07-17T09:59:21+00:00August 14th, 2017|

Lack of Career Progression: An Opportunity For HR to Be More Strategic

Several research studies have shown that ‘lack of career progression’ is the most common reason for people quitting their jobs to seek opportunities elsewhere. There is no doubt that career progression will almost certainly lead to a higher salary but many managers and HR professionals make the mistake of thinking they can address the ‘lack [...]

2017-10-26T17:17:36+00:00June 1st, 2017|

Putting Gender Equality at The Top of The Agenda

Putting gender equality at the top of the agenda. A joint blog post by 3R Strategy and The Great Initiative. Rameez Kaleem, Director at 3R Strategy: The new gender pay regulation that came into force yesterday is far from perfect but it will undoubtedly put gender equality and diversity at the top of the [...]

2019-09-19T13:47:56+00:00April 7th, 2017|