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Workplace policies can help LGBT inclusion

Workplace policies can help LGBT inclusion

How can my business encourage LGBT inclusion? A. Creating an inclusive and positive working culture will be key to retaining top talent and keeping staff satisfaction levels high. With this in mind, there are a host of business-friendly practices you can implement to better encourage LGBT inclusion in your organisation. The most common first step would be to implement a workplace policy that provi... »

‘Why Companies’ Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap Often Fail’

‘Why Companies’ Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap Often Fail’

Gender pay equity has become a big point of contention at many companies. Not only have politicians and other public figures spoken out against the gender pay gap, but there has also been a rising tide of high profile lawsuits targeting major employers, most notably in the U.S., with all the bad publicity and financial liability they entail. In response, many firms have hired external pay consulta... »

Inclusive Companies Members – Yorkshire Building Society crowned winners in three categories at the National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards 2019.

Inclusive Companies Members – Yorkshire Building Society crowned winners in three categories at the National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards 2019.

The Bradford based Society, which was shortlisted in five categories, won the awards in the UK Employee of the Year 2019, Chief Executive of the Year and Diversity Steering Group of the Year categories. Craig Downing collected the award for UK Employee of the Year for his exceptional work as a diversity champion within the Society and Mike Regnier picked up the Chief Executive of the Year Award fo... »

Is Brexit Good Or Bad News For Workplace Diversity And Inclusion?

Is Brexit Good Or Bad News For Workplace Diversity And Inclusion?

Brexit is on the minds of business leaders, including Human Resources directors. It already has real implications on how companies recruit, and may affect workplace diversity and inclusion. A LinkedIn survey from April 2018found that 96% of respondents cite that Brexit has impacted their hiring strategies. At the same time, sourcing and hiring candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds is a ma... »

UK publishers are hiring diversity execs

UK publishers are hiring diversity execs

Last week, The Financial Times appointed its first head of diversity and inclusion, Priscilla Baffour, tasked with improving the gender pay gap and help attract and nurture a diverse workforce. Last November, The Telegraph hired its first head of diversity, inclusion and belonging, Asif Sadiq, formerly from consulting firm E&Y. Championing diversity isn’t new in media, broadcasters have a... »

Championing Diversity & Inclusion

Championing Diversity & Inclusion

I am honoured to work for an organisation ranked no 6 on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List.  As part of my role I endeavour to ensure we are dedicated to being an inclusive employer and I am proud of the continuing developments we have made for our employees and service users. Appearing on such a well-recognised and respected list, is important as it demonstrates clearly our commitment t... »

Gender pay gap: companies under pressure to act in 2019

Gender pay gap: companies under pressure to act in 2019

Companies vowing to narrow the gap will need to demonstrate changes, say experts. It was billed as the biggest legislative game-changer for working women since the Equal Pay Act made it illegal to pay people of different sexes differently for the same job in 1970. And for once, the hype may not have been overstated. Groundbreaking legislation that forced companies to reveal their gender pay gaps i... »

Insurance diversity pledge finds support from BLM

Insurance diversity pledge finds support from BLM

The Inclusive Behaviours Pledge has welcomed another signatory, and it’s said to be the first from legal circles. Set up by Lloyd’s of London and Zurich to promote diverse, inclusive, and tolerant practices across the insurance industry, the initiative is supported by the likes of Aviva, AXA, Brit, Chubb, CNA Hardy, Direct Line Group,Hiscox, JLT, QBE, RSA, The Ardonagh Group, and Tokio Marine Kiln... »

UK workers more likely to leave companies that fail to address diversity problems

UK workers more likely to leave companies that fail to address diversity problems

Although 74 per cent of respondents said they were aware that their organisation had launched diversity programmes, only 33 per cent of the intended beneficiaries said they had gained anything from those initiatives. Almost half of UK workers say their employer has failed to make any progress on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the past three years, according to a new report from Boston C... »

Scouse couple give fans “goosebumps” as they stun on The Greatest Dancer

Scouse couple give fans “goosebumps” as they stun on The Greatest Dancer

2018 Inclusive Companies Awards performers Harry and Eleiyah from Jelli studios wowed viewers of ‘The Greatest Dancer’ this weekend! Harry and Eleiyah, from Jelli studios, have been dancing together for two years and are the best of friends. Eleiyah, 18,  has been dancing since she was in nappies – with mum Kelly saying she always knew her daughter would be a dancer. The pair went in front of... »