SDLA Employment Law Talk 2 June 2016- Recruiting, Retaining & Progressing the best talent: Equality in the Workplace
While women make up 47% of the workforce, the percentage of women, and other ‘minorities’, in senior positions is unrepresentative of their talent, capabilities and share of the workforce. With continued gender bias in pay, demand for more flexible working and a lack of women in senior management positions, there is a need to rethink current methods of recruiting, developing and retaining staff. To increase motivation and productivity, employers need to put in place strategies to recognise and harness the talent of all their employees. This session, brought by RGU’s Law School & the Scottish Discrimination Law Association, will provide the building blocks to help employers to facilitate such change.
In this session, Amanda Jones, Chair of the Scottish Discrimination Law Association & Employment Law Partner & Head of MMS's Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Division, outlined the legal aspects of equal pay, flexible working and positive action to reduce inequalities. Kerry Christie, Global Head of Human Resources at Aberdeen Asset Management, provided the practical expertise, delving into her considerable knowledge and experience to give practical examples of initiatives to progress the best male and female talent.