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  • Blog
  • 24th Jul 2015

Promoting diversity in the Police

Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting some of our recent trials. This first post is dedicated to an emerging area of focus for BIT: home affairs and justice. We occasionally get a result that even we are stunned by. One of these, picked up in the media…

  • Blog
  • 8th Mar 2016

How do you get gender equality? Design for it

Thinking hard about the environments in which we make decisions is as important has having the best of intentions

  • Blog
  • 10th Nov 2017

How flexible working can improve gender equality in the workplace

Today is Equal Pay Day - an annual reminder of gender inequality in the workplace. While attention rightly tends to focus on the pay gap between men and women, there are a number of issues that impact differently on employees depending on their gender. One of those is flexible working.…

  • Blog
  • 23rd Nov 2017

When attempts to improve the treatment of women fail

The recent spotlight on sexual harassment in the workplace has led employers from Hollywood to Westminster to think about how they treat women. This, alongside the introduction of the new requirement for employers to report their Gender Pay Gap, means it is a good time to ask the question: what…

  • Blog
  • 6th Feb 2018

One hundred years of votes for women: what next to close the gender gap in politics?

Behavioural science can offer a range of solutions for the political gender gap. One promising direction is to increase the visibility of female politicians that young women can identify with.

  • Blog
  • 8th Mar 2018

What employers should do about their gender pay gaps

For the first time in history, employers with 250 or more employees in the UK are required by law to publicly report their gender pay gaps. The gender pay gap is not the same as unequal pay. Unequal pay means paying men and women differently for performing similar work (and…

  • Blog
  • 21st May 2018

BX2018: Diverse approaches to improving gender diversity

This is the first in a series of blog posts in the lead up to the Behavioural Exchange 2018 conference in Sydney. It continues the ongoing conversation that we, as a global organisation, have been having about diversity, and the role Behavioural Insights can play in improving gender equality. To…

  • Blog
  • 15th Jun 2018

Watch: how to tackle the gender pay gap

Many employers want to make real improvements  to gender equality and diversity, but choosing which actions to implement can be challenging. There’s a gap between established practice and evidence. For example, employers could be forgiven for thinking that adding one woman to a shortlist is an effective way to hire…

  • Report
  • 21st Jun 2018

Presenting gender pay gap figures to the public: an online randomised controlled trial

We worked with GEO to test alternative ways of presenting GPG figures to affect comprehension and public attitudes; we wanted the public to be able to distinguish between companies with a large GPG and those with a small GPG. 

  • Report
  • 1st Aug 2018

Reducing the gender pay gap and improving gender equality in organisations

Evidence-based actions for employers