How are workplaces changing through COVID-19? Take part in a survey

How are workplaces and individuals’ experience of work changing as a result of COVID-19?

A team from the Institute for Employment Studies, the University of Southampton and Half the Sky are interested in how organisations and legal professionals are managing during lockdown, with funding from the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).

They are particularly looking at:

  • remote working
  • communication
  • leadership
  • virtual teams
  • physical and mental health
  • productivity
  • future work patterns

Take the opportunity to take part in the research team’s survey and contribute to this research.

The findings are expected in late May and the team will be sharing the findings through a joint webinar with the Law Society.

Law Society: Practical toolkit for women in law

A new toolkit released by the Law Society to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March 2021 shows there is still much further to go to achieve gender equality for women lawyers globally and gives practical advice on how to set up new gender equality initiatives.

A survey of over 300 respondents across six continents, conducted by the Law Society of England and Wales and Bates Wells for the toolkit, found that women in the law still face significant barriers to progression – including unconscious bias, unequal pay, a lack of support when speaking out about instances of sexual harassment in the workplace and the ‘double burden’ women face when juggling caring responsibilities and work commitments.

You can read more and download a copy of the toolkit here.