This is the tenth UKRC Good Practice Guide on SET Workplace Cultures: Making a Positive Impact. Organisational cultures have been identified as key factors in why women do not participate and progress in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). Understanding the barriers and creating potential solutions needed to support more women into SET positions will make a significant positive impact in an organisation’s ability to recruit and retain the best talent. Investigating how workplace culture affects employees and helps or hinders the recruitment and retention of women in this area of business is vital and will, of course, have a positive impact on business. This guide features comprehensive examples of leading SET companies that use a range of approaches to change their organisational culture for the benefit of the whole workforce.
This guide has been produced by the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET. It is also a good source of best practice for employers who are actively seeking ways to attract applications from highly talented female SET candidates.
This guide explains what is good practice in work-life balance for employers of women in SET, answers many of the frequently asked questions, and by reference to practical case studies, demonstrates what some employers have already achieved in this arena.
The lack of quality part-time work and flexibility in employment at senior and key transition stages (such as from middle to senior management) in science, engineering and technology (SET) careers is an important obstacle to the recruitment, retention and progression of women.
This booklet carries the stories of women who worked in science, engineering, technology or the built environment and then took time out. Like thousands of other women in the UK, when they wanted to return to their career, they found it was far from easy. Through commitment, creativity and getting the right support, the women in these case studies found ways back in:you can read what they have to say here, and hear from some of the employers as well.
This is a good practice guide for employers of women in SET. The UKRC produced this short guide on the new gender equality duty, which came into effect on 6 April 2007.
This guide sets out the reasons why increasing numbers of employers in science, engineering, technology and the built environment are actively addressing issues of gender equality, and outlines some of the benefits.