Gender ratio benchmarks: is the tech sector improving?

Steve Jobs. Elon Musk. Bill Gates. Mark Zuckerberg. When you think of tech leaders, these are likely the names that come to mind. The sector is often seen as the domain of ‘tech bros’, and it’s long had a disproportionately high proportion of male employees.  Recent...

The Legal Sector and presenteeism: benchmark insights

You wake up with streaming eyes, a congested nose, and a banging headache. It’s official: you’re ill. The trouble is, it’s a Tuesday and you’ve got deadlines, external meetings, and a pile of paperwork to get on with. You have two options: A) Call in sick and go back...

Do women take more time off? A Housing Sector case study

Sick days. Annual leave. Emergency time off. There’s a lot of legitimate reasons to miss a day or two of work – but as any leader knows, there’s a knock-on effect on the rest of the organisation.  That’s why tackling ‘lost days’ is a priority for some managers....

What benchmarks can tell us about why employees quit

Deciding to leave your job is no small thing. Very rarely do people have the option to ‘rage quit’ (even after a particularly tough Tuesday…), because everyone needs security, a salary, and a sense of purpose. So there needs to be a good reason for resigning.  When it...

3 things we can learn from sick leave benchmarks

Pre-2020, it was pretty standard to be surrounded by sweaty, snotty people on the morning commute – everyone dragging themselves into work through fevers and fatigue, sneezes echoing through the office, without the sneezers becoming social pariahs. Since the...