The world of work is changing and shifts in working practices are an opportunity and also a challenge for UK organisations.
One of the most significant changes is an increased desire among employees for flexibility in the way they work. Flexibility is one of the biggest selling points of the gig economy, enabling people to work as much – or as little – as they want, when they want. But the call for flexibility isn’t just coming from gig economy workers. It’s also resounding through even the most traditional workplaces. The gender pay gap is currently at the forefront of businesses’ thinking. The accepted wisdom is that narrowing this gap depends primarily on getting more women into senior positions in the workplace. However, the issue is much more complex than this, and requires an understanding of why women might not be reaching these positions in the first place.