Category: Recent Blogs


The Distributive Justice of Equal Pay under the Equality Act

The Equal Pay Act 1970 was the main piece of UK legislation with regard to the pay of men and women and has since been incorporated into the Equality Act 2010. The Act looks at pay in three main areas: (1) Work that is the same, or broadly the same; (2) Work of equal value; and (3) Work that is rated the same as that of a comparator. There are no shortage of articles and publications on the topic of equal pay, so I thought that I would write this article with a slightly different focus – the ‘Distributive Justice’ of equal pay under the Equality Act.

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Gravitate HR GDPR Newsletter 2018

Check out our GDPR Newsletter. In this special edition, we cover:

  • A general overview of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Our guide to GDPR
  • A short video on our GDPR toolkit
  • A GDPR Quiz

If your organisation could benefit from advice and guidance on GDPR, please do not hesitate to Contact us. Additionally, if you would like to be added to our mailing list, please email

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We are Cyber-Essentials Certified!

Gravitate HR recently successfully underwent the process to become Cyber-Essentials certified.

We are proud of this achievement with the associated benefits it brings to our business and the clients we support, so I thought I’d share some awareness of what the initiative is!

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Gravitate HR Offices Closed – Friday 2nd March 2018

Due to the weather conditions, Gravitate HR’s offices in both Edinburgh and Glasgow will be closed on Friday 2nd March. We hope to re-open again on Monday 5th March and we apologise for any inconvenience.

If you have an urgent query, you can contact either Margery McBain or Neil Ferguson and their email addresses are provided below:




Video: Gravitate HR GDPR Toolkit for Small Businesses


The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. With our GDPR toolkit, Gravitate HR can help your organisation prepare for the new regulations by providing an E-learning module for all staff, a tailored GDPR Policy, and the relevant template correspondence.

You can contact one of our advisors in Edinburgh or Glasgow for further details.


The Seven Leadership Theories

It is common for a lot of emphasis to be placed on Leadership – not just in a work and organisational context, but also in politics and sport for example.  Sir Winston Churchill and Sir Alex Ferguson are a couple of notable examples of ‘Leading’ in their respective realms. However, the definition and description of Leadership can be quite complex – so what form(s) do you think Leadership comes in?

With a brief reference to academic literature, this blog looks at the seven “Leadership Theories”.

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BBC gender pay gap latest

A review into the pay structure at the BBC has found that there is no gender bias in relation to pay decisions at the corporation. The report, conducted by auditors PwC, was published last week and found a 6.8% gender pay gap among on-air staff.

The gender pay gap identified within the on-air staff was lower than the overall pay gap within the BBC which was 9.3% compared with the UK average which sat at 18%. The report comes on the back of a huge outcry and a lot of negative publicity for the BBC following the release of the corporation’s annual report last year.

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Gravitate HR Christmas and New Year Break

Gravitate HR’s offices will be closed over the Christmas and New Year period. We will close at 12pm on Friday 22nd December 2017 and re-open on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

It has been a busy 2017 for the Gravitate team but it has  been an enjoyable year nonetheless. We hope all of our clients and contacts have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

See you in 2018!


Kelly’s First Week At Gravitate HR

In her first blog, Gravitate HR’s newest team member, Kelly MacSporran, tells us a bit about herself and reflects on her first week in the Edinburgh office.

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The Benefits Of An Effective Employee Voice

How much of a voice do your employees have within your organisation?  By giving your employees a ‘voice’, you can enable your employees to raise concerns which can help to solve problems within an organisation (or troubleshoot them in the first place), and even identify efficiencies that can lead to an increase in productivity and the amount of income generated by the organisation.

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