Recruitment

Targeting the Issue
This website section has been put together in response to The Lord Davies Review which has outlined recommendations on how to increase the number of women on corporate boards.

It contains details of the recommendations, the business rationale for increasing women in leadership roles, and outlines actions and practical suggestions for ways in which organisations can respond to the recommendations and increase the number of women on their board. Over the coming months Opportunity Now will work to further develop practical ways in which to support our members in following these recommendations.

Opportunity Now helps employers to accelerate change for women in the workplace because it makes good business sense. It works with its membership of employers, from the private, public and education sectors to offer tailored, practical and pragmatic advice on workplace issues.
In 2007 Opportunity Now, in partnership with the Government Equalities Office (formerly part of the Department for Local Communities) identified over 100 Exemplar Employers who are doing innovative work to address unequal opportunities for women in the workplace. The organisations all committed to sharing their best practice with other organisations for the future. It is hoped that this comprehensive sharing of expertise and solutions will ultimately help to address both the gender pay and opportunities gap in the UK.

The following recommendations are still relevant for today's organisations.
Opportunity Now the gender campaign from Business in the Community
Important issues to consider when including diversity in an employee survey include --
Agile working encompasses working in a flexible way, such as part-time or compressed hours or regularly working away from the office as either a remote or mobile worker, perhaps working from home or from another office or client site, away from the rest of the team. This research showed a clear link between agile working and employee engagement but also a career penalty for agile workers. Management skills and leadership emerged as important factors successfully embedding agility as a business solution in organisations. These themes are explored in this research through focus groups in four different organisations with managers, teams and agile workers.
30+ years after the equality bill, women on boards are still the exception rather than the norm. This research takes a snapshot of the issue today and looks to the future with best practice recommendations