Diversity & Inclusion Friday news round-up: June 15, 2018

Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion Friday News Round Up. Today we are talking about inclusion in the workplace, what you can do to get a raise, the latest research about dads who want to be involved in childcare and what managers can do to make sure women stay in Engineering. Happy Friday, happy Father’s Day to all the dads and of course – Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim readers!

Diversity & Inclusion Round Up
Caroline Berns

Head of Talent Acquisition, MMEA

Women in STEM

Engineering has a retention problem: over 40% of women who had studied engineering either leave the field or never even work in their profession. There are various explanations for this, so researchers from the UK looked at the reasons that actually made women stay. The sample size was quite small, but the outcome is still very interesting! Read more here.

Equality

Do you want a raise? Just be a white man! According to a new report from the salary comparison company PayScale, men of colour were 25% less likely to receive a raise when asking for it and women of colour 19%. In the study with over 160000 respondents there was no difference between the racial groups or gender in who was asking, the only difference was the outcome.

Gender Roles

The skincare brand Dove Men+Care (Unilever) just released a new campaign #DearFutureDads, together with the report “Helping Dads Care”. According to the report they published together with the organization Promundo, the majority of men wants to be more involved after the birth of their children, but unfortunately there is very little workplace support.

Inclusion

The Australian broadcaster SBS just published this video as part of their “The real you matters”  campaign to promote the importance of inclusion in the workplace. Worth watching!


ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Caroline Berns
Caroline Berns is the Head of Talent Acquisition for Ericsson Middle East & Africa. Born in Germany, she lived in the US and various countries in Europe until 2012, when she moved to South Africa.
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