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Sodexo unveils two initiatives to support women in FM

Sodexo’s employee network group SoTogether has launched two new initiatives to mark International Women’s Day 2019 (8 March). SoTogether is Sodexo’s gender employee network, its aim is to foster a culture where enhancing women’s professional and personal growth contributes to the ...

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Women in Property – Regeneration of the Ascot Estate

In a special piece to mark International Women’s Day (8th March), Jo Sutherland, Associate Director of Magenta Associates reports from a recent Women in Property event. With only a season to go until the return of Royal Ascot 2019, Women ...

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Government publishes new guidance to help employers close gender pay gap

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) has published new guidance, providing step by step advice for employers which helps them to identify potential causes of the gender pay gap in their organisation and develop an effective action plan to tackle it, as ...

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CH&CO becomes a Disability Confident Leader

CH&CO has achieved Disability Confident Leader status for its commitment to employing, supporting and promoting disabled people in the workplace and encouraging others to also become Disability Confident. The Government’s Disability Confident scheme aims to help UK employers successfully employ ...

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Sodexo recognised for gender diversity

Sodexo has been ranked #2 for gender balance within its governing bodies among all publicly-listed companies on the SBF 120 French stock market index. The ranking (the Palmarès de la féminisation des instances dirigeantes) is published by the French State ...

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A male dominated profession like FM may take time to change

Blog from Victoria Hughes, Head of Sustainability, VINCI Facilities News headlines about the lack of women on the boards of the FTSE 250 women combined with details about gender pay gap data (GPG) published recently has all served to highlight ...

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Time to tighten up gender pay gap reporting requirements say MPs

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee report on gender pay gap reporting has found that the majority (78%) of organisations report pay gaps in favour of men, and is making several proposals to change the reporting requirements. These include ...

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Women in property find a voice with Surveying Sisterhood Summit

A group of female RICS professionals and role models in the built environment sector have joined forces to front a new virtual summit. It will feature open and inspiring conversations about working in a male dominated industry, with the aim of ...

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Sodexo study finds teams with gender diversity achieve better results

A new five-year study published by global services company, Sodexo, has found that teams managed by a balanced mix of men and women are more successful across a range of measurements including employee engagement and health and safety. The study of ...

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CBRE in property advisor first for equality, diversity & inclusion

CBRE UK has become the first property services provider and the 22nd UK company overall to be accredited with the National Equality Standard (NES). The standard, developed by businesses for businesses, sets clear equality, diversity and inclusion criteria against which companies ...

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