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Feb 20th, 2019

Gender Pay gap widens, businesses need to do more on maternity and what perks do employees really want?

We were disappointed to read this week that the gender pay gap had grown at hundreds of big firms as the BBC reported that Four in 10 private companies who have published their latest gender pay gap reported wider gaps than last year

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We're passionate about businesses enabling individuals to return to work after having children and as this article from Recruiter Times explains the ball is firmly in the employers court to do more for parents

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You'll only have to glance at some of the careers pages of businesses to see that there's a big focus on perks for prospective employers free coffee, pool tables, unlimited holidays but what's really important to employees and how does it differ by age group? This article from Cosmopolitan magazine takes a look

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Technical Debt (Tech Debt) is a hot topic amongst developers but we've often thought that debate can be mis-leading. This post dating back to 2016 from Kellan Elliott-McCrea captures the tech debt debate brilliantly. (Originally seen this in SREWeekly which is a great resource for weekly site reliability engineering content).

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Creating observable software is actually really difficult and can be certainly lead to a "tip of the iceberg" discussion. Asking your system "how are you doing?" can lead to an interesting conversation.

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