CIPR Spotlights Reputational Threat to British Industry from Pay Inequality

The news that male BBC news presenters will take a pay cut to address newsroom pay inequality, spotlights the reputational risk to organisations when pay inequality isn’t addressed, says the CIPR. In April 2018, by law, employers with 250 employees or more staff will publish gender pay gap data annually. “Unequal pay is unlawful and remains one of the most pressing business issues facing UK industry. The BBC is a cautionary tale of mishandled communication and a warning for large companies to put their house in order. Public relations professionals…

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Diversity of UK television industry Criticised in new Ofcom Report

Broadcasters need to improve the diversity of their employees, Ofcom said today, as a major study of diversity in television finds that women, ethnic-minority groups and disabled people are all under-represented in the industry. Ofcom’s report, Diversity and equal opportunities in television, uncovers the scale and nature of the diversity challenge facing the TV industry, with a focus on the main five broadcasters – the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, Sky and Viacom (owner of Channel 5). Broadcasters need to widen the range of talent working on and off screen. Too…

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