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WOMEN LACK CONFIDENCE TO FIGHT FOR EQUAL PAY

A lack of confidence still hinders women’s progress and access to equal pay at work, finds research. Three-quarters of female professionals (75%) have never negotiated a pay rise, and 54% of women are unsatisfied with pay, feeling it’s not a fair reflection of what they do, finds a report from professional recruitment firm, Robert Walters. Men on average receive a bigger increase following negotiation, says the report. Just one-fifth of women know what they need to do to get a promotion, while 41% state lack of opportunities as the biggest barrier for women. The top three challenges to progression at […]

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MENTORING: LISTEN WITH CONFIDENCE

Lis Merrick explores the mentor’s confidence and how to develop it   Mentors should feel self-assurance and confidence in their role. However, there is also a balance between healthy confidence as a mentor and those mentors who spend most of the mentoring session talking about themselves.   How does low confidence arise? Some mentors feels ill-prepared when they begin formal mentoring. Generally this is because they thought their training was too brief and are new to it or they have had insufficient practice in a safe environment before commencing. Sometimes individuals are chosen for their value set or leadership ability […]

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