Companies headquarted in California can no longer have all-male boards. That’s according to a new law, enacted Sunday, which requires publicly traded firms in the state to place at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019 — or face a penalty.
More companies are committing to gender equality. But progress will remain slow unless we confront blind spots on diversity—particularly regarding women of color, and employee perceptions of the status quo.
Dads may be taking on more responsibility — which, of course, is a step in the right direction — but during the crucial first days , weeks and months after birth, they’re not carrying their weight nor getting support to do so. When it comes to paternity leave, the U.S. is seriously lagging in both policy and individual action.
In a new study, economists find women from places where sexist attitudes prevail end up earning less in later life.
What are the causes of attrition among women, including mothers and women who do not have children? What are effective family leave policies, and how about onsite or subsidized childcare? Are there more successful programs that confer employee schedule control and flex time? How do you train managers to supervise a flexible workforce? On May 17th we explored data from PayScale and ParentMap, and heard Mercer present on Workplace Flexibility best practices!
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Congratulations to Mercer on this international recognition for their efforts to achieve workplace gender equity, promote women, and reduce the gender pay gap.
Check out some of Mercer’s groundbreaking research on advancing women in the workplace through their When Women Thrive initiative.
Washington’s new paid family leave program is incrementally going into effect since the law passed in July 2017. 100% Talent signatory Panorama has you covered with it’s Tips for Employers in States with Pending Paid Leave Laws, a roundup of best practices and resources to provide useful guidance to adhere with state and local paid leave laws.
Iceland is trying a new approach for government certification that companies pay men and women the same for equal work. But there is doubt as to how much of a silver bullet this will be in closing the pay gap.