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Racism is still a huge problem in UK’s workplaces, finds report

Racism is still a huge problem in UK’s workplaces, finds report

A shocking report has found that the majority of ethnic minority workers have experienced racial harassment at work in the last five years, and have been subjected to unfair treatment by their employer because of their race. October 2018 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the introduction of Race Relations Amendment Act 1968 which outlawed, among other things, racial discrimination in employment &... »

Driving diversity with long term culture change

Driving diversity with long term culture change

Dawn Moore, director of Human Resources at Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure From the outside, construction may often not seem a particularly attractive or inclusive sector to historically under represented groups. Many people’s understanding of the industry has been based on very traditional perceptions about the culture, environment and ways of working that don’t always dig deeper... »

West Yorkshire Police | Ranked No.8 – Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers 2018/19

West Yorkshire Police | Ranked No.8 – Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers 2018/19

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Becoming Autism Friendly

Becoming Autism Friendly

AUTO TRADER LEADS DRIVE FOR BUSINESSES TO BE AUTISM FRIENDLY Auto Trader to become first business to achieve National Autistic Society’s Autism Friendly Employer Award Over 100 businesses attending special event (‘Becoming Autism Friendly’) to mark this achievement and hear how they could make their workplace more autism friendly New YouGov poll of 601 businesses suggests:  Employers’ a... »

“Taking ownership of my autism was the best decision I ever made”

“Taking ownership of my autism was the best decision I ever made”

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Autism Act. This was a landmark in the battle to improve the lives of autistic adults and their families in England. In this blog, Arran Linton-Smith writes about his late diagnosis and the importance of preparing the next generation of autistic people for life and work. I’m 63 now. But it’s only been in the last few years, following my diagnosi... »

ADHD Foundation changing the way we view ADHD

ADHD Foundation changing the way we view ADHD

At the age of 20 I was diagnosed with ADHD. After a lifetime of zoning out at inappropriate times, losing purses and keys three times a week and trying to do twenty things at any one time (and ultimately finishing none of them) I finally had an explanation for why my brain works the way it does. It is believed that 1.5 million adults have ADHD in the UK, although only 120,000 have been formally di... »

Two West Yorkshire Police Employees Nominated in Control Room Awards 2019

Two West Yorkshire Police Employees Nominated in Control Room Awards 2019

Two West Yorkshire Police employees have been nominated in the national Control Room Awards 2019. The awards are due to take place this Thursday (7 March) at the De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham. Chief Inspector Nick Rook has been nominated for the award for Services to the Public and police staff member Eddie McEvoy is nominated in the Special Recognition for Bravery and Courage category. Chie... »

Dads, parenting, and the gender pay gap – equality at home will lead to fixing inequality in the workplace

Dads, parenting, and the gender pay gap – equality at home will lead to fixing inequality in the workplace

We have all seen the uproar caused by gender pay gaps. Transparency has helped bring about change, but discrepancies in pay will never be eliminated and workplace inequality will never end if employers don’t support equality at home. And while women must continue to be supported at work, men are the other half of the equation and cannot be ignored. We know about the challenges faced by women tryin... »

Survey into diversity and inclusion in construction launched – complete the survey now

Survey into diversity and inclusion in construction launched – complete the survey now

Building is calling on readers to take part in research into the understanding of diversity and inclusion in the construction industry.  The survey, jointly produced by Building and recruitment consultant Hays, is open for users to complete online. The UK construction sector faces chronic skills shortages, yet ONS statistics show that the sector is not as diverse as other sectors; women, for ... »

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... »