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International Women's Day is a day to celebrate the progress that has been made towards equality, but also to consider how women, men and non-binary people can collaborate further to reach the goal of a gender-inclusive world.

To celebrate International Women's Day, Alison Hughes, Partner at ALC Discovery, spoke with Sally Talbot, HR Practice Leader at Per Ardua Associates, about what the firm is doing to improve diversity and inclusion, her views on whether women can succeed in search and recruitment, and what's coming next in the field of gender equality.

At Per Ardua, Sally is responsible for building and driving the HR and talent practice, including placing heads of HR, heads of talent, reward, organisational development and diversity and inclusion. She is also responsible for driving all diversity and inclusion initiatives and products for the firm.

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In April 2017 the government will introduce mandatory new legislation that will require all companies with 250 employees or more to reveal specific information regarding the pay of their employees.

Companies will be required to publish figures showing the pay gaps between male and female employees, which will be made publically available to potential customers, employees and future employees in a bid to increase transparency and fairness.

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Emmerdale needs you!

An exciting opportunity to be part of ITV Continuing Drama North has arisen.

Emmerdale are looking for two Makeup Assistants, with solid demonstrable experience and an understanding of the importance to maintain a 'look' throughout filming and to apply makeup and dress/style hair as appropriate. You will have a qualification in hairdressing skills, including cutting / barbering.

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Data shows women leaders still scarce in the tech industry

The latest Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table revealed that only 11 of the 100 fastest growing companies in the UK are founded or led by women. We’ve crunched the numbers to see what that tells us about the opportunities for female leaders in the tech industry…

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UK Businesses to Report Gender Pay Gap in 2018

This year, Equal Pay Day marked a gradual decrease in the gap in salaries between full-time employed men and women, 0.2% since last year. Instant Offices delves into what the legal implications and desired outcomes of addressing the gender pay gap are.

Consider this: if someone asked you to continue doing your job for free until the end of the year, would you say yes? In the UK, Equal Pay Day marks the point in the year when women effectively stop being paid, while men continue earning.

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As the number of women launching businesses continues to grow, so too does the need to highlight the wider lifestyle-focused implications of being a company-director or business owner.

Some of the most common concerns are related to mortgages, and how changes to their financial circumstances might affect their potential to get on the property ladder, or re-mortgage.

Expert mortgage advice site, Online Mortgage Advisor, has dispelled some of the most common mortgage myths for all you entrepreneurs – so you know exactly where you stand.

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When children are young, there's nothing wrong with a good bit of Disney but as they get older, you need to consider the influence these characters have on developing personalities. Even Disney understands that perhaps their early princesses don’t make the best feminist role models for young girls. Slowly but surely, Disney have been trying to turn their Princesses into better examples for our children and what better way than to cast a young woman that has already inspired an entire generation of people.

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