Landmark Study: Menopausal Women Let Down by Employers and Healthcare Providers

The Fawcett Society is today releasing findings of the largest ever survey of menopausal women. This landmark study, sponsored by the Wates Group, reveals a shocking lack of basic support and damaging stigma which mean the needs of menopausal women are being ignored in the workplace and by healthcare providers.

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Wates publishes first Fair Pay Report as it continues its journey to greater inclusion and diversity

The Wates Group has reported an improvement in its gender pay gap with the publication of its first Fair Pay report.

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Wates support Inspiring Females Workshop

Procure partnerships framework support and encourage contractors who have secured a place on the framework to work together.

 

 

 

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Wates launches programme to bring more women into construction

To celebrate its 125th anniversary year, Wates Group today has announced a new programme to bring 125 women into the construction industry by 2025, accelerating ambitions to improve gender balance within the sector.

 

 

 

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Wates strikes gold again

Wates has retained its Gold Investors in People (IiP) accreditation following a rigorous assessment process.

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Paul Rowan – What inclusion means to me

Paul Rowan is Group HR Director, and a member of Wates’ Executive Committee. In this interview, part of a programme of activities to mark ‘Inclusion Month’ throughout October, he reflects on his experience of being part of Wates’ reverse mentoring scheme, part of Wates’ efforts to be actively anti-racist.

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Steve Beechey – Coming Out Day

Steve Beechey is Group Public Sector Director, as well as Executive sponsor of ‘BuildOut Together’ our LGBTQ+ employee network. As part of Wates Inclusion Month in October, Steve gives his reflections on what greater inclusivity means to him and to Wates.

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Helen Bunch – My journey of inclusion

Helen Bunch, Executive Managing Director of Wates Residential, describes her own journey to inclusion, as part of Wates Inclusion Month in October.

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Sir James Wates CBE and Will Bayley MBE in conversation

Sir James Wates CBE, and Will Bayley MBE, have joined forces to discuss the importance of inclusivity and diversity.

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Sir James Wates CBE & Will Bayley MBE in conversation

The Wates Group Chairman, Sir James Wates CBE, and table tennis champ Will Bayley MBE, have joined forces to discuss the importance of inclusivity and diversity in sport, and in business.

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Reflection on Pride Month

“I sponsor our LGBTQ+ inclusion work at Wates. As the sponsor and an ally to my LGBTQ+ colleagues and the community at large, I am committed to making Wates an inclusive organisation.” Stephen Beechey – Group Public Sector Director

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Wates adopts company-wide flexible working

Wates has announced the adoption of company-wide flexible working as it looks to enhance the Group’s high standards of customer service by improving staff wellbeing and productivity.

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FlexTheUK Campaign

Wates has partnered with Working families’ #FlexTheUK campaign, which aims to drive national conversations about flexible working.

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#FlexTheUK Campaign

Wates has partnered with Working families’ #FlexTheUK campaign, which aims to drive national conversations about flexible working and to ‘build back better’ for working parents.

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Construction has an image problem that is harming recruitment. We must change.

In this article which first appeared in Building in June 2021, our Chairman, Sir James Wates CBE, reflects on issues surrounding recruitment.

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Why challenging ourselves to achieve gender equality is more important now than ever

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This year for International Women’s Day, the aim is to encourage all of us businesses, governments and individuals to ‘choose to challenge’.

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Wates dedicates month of October to inclusion

Wates has dedicated an entire month to promoting diversity and inclusion with October set to become an annual ‘Inclusion Month’.

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Perseverance, loyalty and adaptability: Service leavers have so much to offer

“No matter your role in the Armed Forces, whether you were a medic, a chef or a Lieutenant Colonel, you honed very specialist expertise in a high-pressure environment. You have skills that set you apart and those skills are more than welcome in the construction industry.”

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