Clear
0 Selected+
Filters
Air
Luxury
Regulation
Operators
Agencies
City and finance
Destinations
Skills
Cruise
Technology

Hello! You are viewing your 1 free guest article this week


Join now for free, immediate and unlimited access to our award-winning online content. Find out more...

Join us
Already a member? Log in here

News

10 May 2018

BY Sophie Griffiths

Share
TRFBLI

How diverse is your workforce?

Industry leaders were urged to consider how diverse their workforces are as the gender pay gap and diversity were put on the travel agenda at the Barclays Travel Forum.

Diversity.jpg
Sharelines

Diversity was on the agenda at the Barclays Travel Forum

Opening the conference in London yesterday, Gavin Isle, head of UK coverage for Barclays Corporate Banking discussed the gender pay gap at Barclays, insisting that it was “absolutely a concern” for the company.

 

“The gender pay gap is 48% at Barclays. It’s borne out of having female employees at a lower grade”, he said. Isle added that the bank was taking action to address the move, including a specialist graduate programme.

 

“We need more senior leadership that is a reflection of the society we have”, he said.

 

Fiona Hathorn, managing director of Women on Boards also highlighted the benefits of having a diverse team. “Creativity and different ideas tend to come from people that don’t look like you. We all recruit in our own image but you need systems in place to ensure merit based recruitment,” she said.

 

“You can’t blame the company for the lack of women in senior positions, blame society,” Hathorn added. “But companies can be a big part of the change”.

Add New Comment
Please sign in to comment.
Show me more
TTG Media Limited.
Place of registration: England and Wales.
Company number 08723341.
Registered address: New Bridge Street House, 30-34 New Bridge Street, London EC4V 6BJ
Scroll To Top