At Your World, we’re lucky to work with some truly incredible women. As an employer of more than 145 (44% of our employees) female team members in the UK and Ireland, we’ve made it our mission to ensure we’re always empowering women and promoting equality in the recruitment industry.
So, what have we done to make this happen? Let’s take a look…
1. Equal pay
Did you know that according to the Office for National Statistics the gender pay gap in London has barely shifted since 1997? And men continue to earn significantly more than women in England.
As part of our commitment to closing the gender pay gap, we ensure equal pay, regardless of gender.
Women are a vital part of our team and deserve to be paid equally for the same role and hours worked as men.
2. Free period products
Another of our commitments is making sure women always feel safe and comfortable in the workplace. We now provide a basket of free period products in the women’s toilet, along with a selection of personal hygiene toiletries.
If the basket is running low, our HR team will ensure it’s replenished and are always available for a discreet conversation about any additional products required.
3. Breast cancer awareness
We’ve added breast cancer awareness posters to our women’s toilets. The posters help women understand the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and how to conduct regular checks on their own breasts.
In the past, we’ve also invited breast cancer survivors to our office to give seminars on what to look out for and the importance of regular checks.
4. Enhanced maternity & paternity leave
At Your World, we love the idea of supporting you with your growing family instead of making life more challenging. Our enhanced maternity package gives you more money and less stress whilst you settle into your new or expanded family life.
In a survey conducted by menopause support service, Peppy, 63% of women going through the menopause said their working life has been negatively affected by their symptoms.
At Your World, we understand the challenges this journey may bring and our private healthcare provider can give plenty of support and advice on what to expect and how to cope.
And, of course, our HR team is always at hand for a confidential chat!
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