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September 2014

Research reveals widening gap between pay and performance

New research has revealed that UK companies are failing to differentiate pay sufficiently for top-performing employees. The findings demonstrate that there is a clear opportunity for firms to better allocate their resources to attract, motivate and retain their best employees as the state of the market creates more competition for talent. Employers in the UK are falling short in how they deliver pay programmes including base salary and bonuses, even …Read More

Collaboration with universities benefits employers

Collaboration between businesses and universities is producing a wide range of benefits and boosting students' prospects. Organisations involved in these partnerships gain access to new talent, better productivity and improved competitiveness – both in the UK and globally, according to a report, which has been published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES). 'Forging Futures: Building higher level skills through university and employer collaboration' reveals that universities also …Read More

Is there a biology gender divide?

Addressing the persistent gender gap in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects has proven to be one of the most pressing academic concerns in recent years. Biology has been seen as an area which is not affected by gender inequality, as it is the one STEM subject in which female candidates have traditionally outnumbered male ones. More than 60 per cent are female and about half of biosciences graduate …Read More