Eight workplace trends to look out for in 2018 At the start of the year, owners have an opportunity to reflect on the practices that have worked best for their business so far, and update those which need a re-think __________________________________________________________________________________ Technology has become renowned for remaining one of the most gender bias industries in the developed world, in terms of recruitment. Last year, a report from Deloitte found that by the end of 2016, less tan 25 per cent of IT jobs in developed economies were held by women. Claire Hopkins, managing director of IT services firm Ideal, said that women working in tech find themselves permanently in the minority. She told Business Advice: ?Even as a business leader, I have felt under implicit pressure to conform to be accepted into my group of predominately male peers. ?Only in the tech industry?have I routinely walked into meetings occupied solely by men. Only in this sector has it been assumed by my peers that I must work in marketing because I am a woman.? The aim of the Tech Talent Charter is to bring the public, private and third sectors together, to share ideas and experiences on gender diversity. It promises to give business owners clear actions and principles with which to make organisations more diverse. Hancock went on to say: ?Cracking the challenge is in part about changing the education system, but it?s also about changing the culture and opening up. ?You can?t catch all the fish if you only fish in half the pool! If we want Britain?s tech industry to prosper we should be using the talents of the whole nation?. Read more:?Creating a fake male co-founder to counter startup sexism
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