Little progress has been made in reducing the earnings gap between male and female staff members, a report by the University has revealed. The report finds that: “The gender pay gaps identified aremainly attributable to a lack of women in senior roles in the University.” Ofthe 25% highest-earning staff, just 38% are women. A majority of all otherstaff are women, including 62.5% of the 25% lowest-paid staff. As an organisation with over 250 employees, the University is legally required to release gender pay data. Last year, a number of colleges released their own statistics, with Balliol and Keble reporting the highest mean pay gaps this time last year. In introduction to the report, Vice-Chancellor LouiseRichardson, writes: “[W]e have made progress, but the progress is frustratinglyslow.” Since the first such report last year, the mean gender paygap amongst Oxford University staff has decreased slightly from 24.5% to 22.6%but remains higher than the national average. The median figure has remained at13.7%. The 2019 report is available on the University website. Although more women are in receipt of bonus payments, themean gap between male and female bonus pay is 64.1% (down from 79% last year). Themedian figure has decreased substantially, however, from 48.7% to 6.7%,suggesting that the bonuses of senior male staff are responsible for much ofthe gap. The report reiterates a commitment by the University toachieve yearly increases in the proportion of female professors at theuniversity, with a short-term goal of 30% by 2020 for all professors and 20%for statutory professors. This is coupled with a commitment to see a third of Universityleadership roles, such as departmental heads and senior management positions, occupiedby women.
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DraftKings CBO – Industry ‘only just scratched the surface’ of US sports betting July 16, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Sky Sports grows American football offering with NFL channel August 14, 2020 Kambi and DraftKings agree on final closure terms July 24, 2020 Share Related Articles Nathan Rothschild, Genius Tech GroupA year on from PASPA’s federal repeal, liberalising the US sports betting market. Nathan Rothschild, co-founder & partner at Genius Tech Group details that Super Bowl LIII presents the industry’s first test at proving its audience engagement credentials…_______________The usual level of excitement generated at this time of year by the Super Bowl has been compounded within the gambling industry globally by the expansion of sports betting in New Jersey and elsewhere since last year’s game took place in Minneapolis.For obvious reasons interest in US sports has gone global. It might well be that the lead up to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta has reached corners of the globe previously impervious to the delights of NFL.Back in the US, though, what remains the same as ever is the enthusiasm of the fans for getting involved in the game through more than just sitting – and occasionally leaping up in excitement – watching the game on TV.This is where Football Squares enters the field of play. If you are anything other than an American reading this, you will likely be somewhat nonplussed by what I mean here.Football Squares – most often played for American Football’s big game – is where a number of contestants pick squares from a randomly numbered grid numbered from 0-9 whereby the numbers relate to the last digit of the score for each team at the end of each quarter. The money collected for each square is then distributed to the winner of each period.Now, for all the chatter that we see about gamification and the application of technology to sports betting in the modern online gambling environment, it should be noted that Football Squares doesn’t need much more than a pencil, a ruler and some players.In return, it brings with it that all-important element of fan engagement – a very simple concept that can be understood in seconds and brings fans together for a shared experience.This is why ahead of the game between the Rams and the Patriots this coming weekend we have translated that into a version of Football Squares for DraftKings.Testing F2PIt isn’t just the regulatory backdrop in the US that makes free-to-play offerings attractive in the US. As many have pointed out, the whole fantasy sports ecosystem in the US both pre-dates expanded sports betting and will continue to thrive even once sports betting is established in more and more States in the years to come.Free-to-play games have a similar dynamic. Yes, they can be free from any regulatory snags; but more importantly, they provide fun for the fans, an enjoyment over and above just passively watching the game.Indeed, I would argue that US sports are ultimately much more engaged with the consumer, whether that is through a deeper understanding of the statistics or simply through the shared social experience around watching the game.And in a wider sense, the US could be the big testing ground for free-to-play. While state-by-state regulation will bring obvious sports-betting opportunities, on a national level it will remain the case that free-to-play and fantasy will remain a great way to get punters through the door without encountering any regulatory hurdles.F2P is a cheap but effective way to drive sign-ups and garner click-throughs. Squares, for instance, has an obvious read-across to actual betting on the game and once players are engaged with the game via the DraftKings site, it offers them a window into what else the operator has to offer.More broadly, and looking beyond this game and the US, we are also engaged in bringing more free-to-play games to sports-betting operators.The free-to-play ideas emanating from our Genius Games division are just scratching the surface of the interest that exists out there for innovative and engaging content that comes naturally for whichever sport in whichever jurisdiction…so lets kick-off!____________Nathan Rothschild, co-founder & partner at Genius Tech Group
Sports betting solutions provider Betinvest has launched a non-commercial project designed to recognise the key personnel across all different departments of the company.We are Betinvest will be officially launched at the end of February. It is a monthly series which can be followed on the company’s official Facebook and LinkedIn pages.“The aim of our project We are Betinvest is to introduce you to the different departments within the company,” said Betinvest COO Max Dubossarsky. “We believe that this will broaden understanding of the complex internal processes of our business. For example, at what stage of a project are different teams involved, what issues do they deal with, and what is their overall contribution? “With this project, we hope to raise awareness of all job descriptions in the gambling industry amongst our followers on social media, and show them that Betinvest is each and every one of us.”Dubossarsky admitted that it is important to recognise the specialists behind the scenes. “In over 20 years of working in the industry, we have always found that our most valued resource is our team,” he explained. “It is thanks to their professionalism and talent that new products and solutions are created, and different ways to promote services are developed. “It is our employees who are changing the industry with their day-to-day work. And the results of their hard work are reflected in the high market value of our product, the reputation of the company and the loyalty of our clients. “Our team is the main driving force behind the business, and our specialists deserve to be discovered by the igaming world because they are an integral part of the industry.”Having joined Betinvest last summer, Dubossarsky said he quickly felt at home in the firm’s office, and praised the company for its approach to career development.“Betinvest employs professionals in dozens of fields, offering competitive wages, opportunities for career development, and employees can even change their line of work within the company,” he continued. “We offer all this simply because it’s very important to us that everyone fits in, and does what they do best and what they’re passionate about. “So, as well as having a thorough selection process, we do our best not to lose our professionals when they decide they want a change of direction: we help them find that within the company. Each of our employees is able to develop not just within their own job role, but also to change specialisations and departments. “What’s more, for the majority of our specialists, the work we do at Betinvest involves international projects, business trips to various parts of the world, getting involved with the biggest events in the industry, and making useful connections. We believe that this all really helps to broaden their horizons and has an impact on both their professional skills and their personal qualities.”Dubossarsky concluded by highlighting just some of the ‘out-of-office’ benefits for Betinvest employees. He said: “Foreign language courses, gym membership and medical insurance are just some of the benefits we provide. “Our employees run marathons and take part in sporting events, they take courses to develop their qualifications, and attend conferences. We are proud of their achievements and we like to help them as much as possible to develop outside of the office environment.” StumbleUpon Confidence, Variety, Creativity: Betinvest’s advice for times of crisis May 7, 2020 Related Articles Submit Betinvest boosts Sportradar coverage with table tennis solution May 11, 2020 BetInvest: The benefits of separating esports betting markets August 7, 2020 Share Share
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