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By Becky Franklin

On this International Women in Engineering Day, the world is in a much stranger and more unfamiliar place than it was a year ago. We have had devastating bushfires, international political clashes and who could forget the global pandemic we have been enduring. 

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act 1970, the landmark legislation which made equal pay a legal right for all, regardless of gender.

Despite the Act being passed to prevent any less favourable treatment between men and women in terms of pay and conditions of employment, and even though things have improved dramatically over the past 50 years, there is still a significant gap in earnings between men and women.

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Over the past few months businesses throughout the world have had to adapt to a completely new way of working as the Covid-19 pandemic has unfolded. What was once just an option for many of us has now become a necessity and we’ve adjusted to remote working for the foreseeable future. 

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Top tips for engaging your employees during the COVID-19 crisis 

Over the past few weeks businesses across the world have had their crisis management plans tested to extremes, as they react to a situation that most people would not have thought possible just a few months ago.

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Top ten tips for communicating in a crisis

I think it’s safe to say that everyone’s mantra when it comes to crisis management should be to predict the risks and ‘prepare for the unexpected’. And that’s definitely relevant to the current situation with Covid-19!

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JFG Communications wins tender for Transport Planning Society

Virtual public affairs agency JFG Communications has been chosen, as part of a competitive tender, to deliver the Transport Planning Society’s (TPS’s) third annual Transport Planning Day campaign.

The campaign will focus on the role of transport planners in tackling climate change and creating a sustainable, healthy future.

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Top tips for leading a virtual team

The rapidly changing COVID-19 situation has meant businesses across the world have had to quickly adapt to their whole workforce working from home. Just a few short weeks ago, many would have said this was impossible. 

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Jo Field named among 100 of the most influential women in Westminster

JFG Communications is proud to announce that our Founder and Managing Director, Jo Field has today been named as one of 100 high profile women from the world of Westminster.

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On this International Women’s Day, JFG Comms asks: Are Women Invisible?

By Becky Franklin

This year’s theme for International Women’s Day is #eachforequal

And the theme slogan is ‘an equal world is an enabled world.’ 

Yet, for many women around the world, we are ‘disenabled’ by data bias and cultural perceptions. 

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Cross-party group confirms research on under-representation of women in transport

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Women in Transport is to research best practice in the recruitment and retention of women in the transport sector. 

The study was confirmed during the group’s inaugural meeting, where parliamentarians from across the political spectrum confirmed their continued support to tackle the under-representation of women in the transport workforce.

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Pairing public affairs and gender diversity in the transport industry - what makes JFG Communications different 

Ahead of the upcoming inaugural meeting of  the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Women in Transport, our Founder and Managing Director, Jo Field, reflects on her role as Secretariat of  the APPG, the past three years at JFG Communications, and her passion to improve gender diversity in the transport industry through public affairs.

Gender diversity in the transport industry ….. we all have a part to play

Great minds think alike. That’s how the saying goes. But this couldn’t be more wrong! A team that’s made up of many minds thinking alike is, in fact, a massive risk for any business.

Research shows businesses benefit from having a diverse workforce. Recruiting teams from a range of different socio-economic backgrounds and protected characteristics will mean your workplace benefits from a variety of skillsets, personalities and problem-solving approaches.

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It’s a Conservative Majority…

It’s been almost four years since the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Three Prime Ministers, three delays, four exit deadlines and the UK still remains in the European Union.

In an attempt to decide the question of Brexit, the snap Christmas election has proven successful for the Conservative party. But what does this mean for the country?

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Let’s Talk General Election…

It definitely has been a tumultuous year for British politics (an understatement we know!)

With Brexit still dominating the campaign, this election could mean a hung parliament is in store for our country. Or will one party get the mandate they have been hoping for?

Will we Leave, revoke Article 50 or have a second referendum?

As we are just a few days away from this Christmas election, we thought it was a great opportunity to dissect the main parties’ manifestos to see what is being offered on transport and gender equality.