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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... »

Majority of LGBT employees think UK employers lack diversity focus

Majority of LGBT employees think UK employers lack diversity focus

Nearly two thirds of LGBT+ employees in the UK think their workplace lacks commitment to diversity, statistics by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) about the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion programmes has found. Compared to other survey respondents, LGBT+ employees are the most sceptical of their employers’ efforts to promote diversity and inclusion (D&I) policies, with only 39 p... »

New funding will help drive diversity in cyber security

New funding will help drive diversity in cyber security

Four new projects across England to encourage more women, BAME, and neurodiverse candidates into a career in cyber security have been announced by Digital Minister Margot James. They will each jointly benefit from a total investment of at least £500,000 as part of the next round of the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF). The aim of the Fund is to boost not only the total number, but the di... »

Was 2018 positive for diversity and inclusion?

Was 2018 positive for diversity and inclusion?

The news has been filled with negative headlines, but the workplace can be a catalyst for change, says Stephen Frost. This has been an important year for diversity and inclusion (D&I), and we have seen a number of key issues come to a head. First, and perhaps most notably, transparency has emerged as both a complement and an alternative to government regulation, most significantly in the gende... »

EY’s annual figures reveal revenue growth in Scotland

EY’s annual figures reveal revenue growth in Scotland

EY has increased its revenue by 5% in Scotland during the financial year ended 30 June 2018, above the UK average of 2.7%. This raises the Big Four accountancy firm’s total UK fee income from £2.35 billion to £2.41 billion with a five year compound annual growth rate of 7%. EY grew its business to more than 14,500 people across 23 offices in the UK, including 1,000 people in Scotland, and a ... »

Samantha Budd

Samantha Budd

ICA18 Shortlisted Nominee. Diversity Champion Award for Education Sector Samantha Budd is the inspirational and respected Chief Executive of Bristol Students’ Union. She is the first black female Chief Executive in any Students’ Union in the UK and was recognised by the student movement with the 2018 Simpson King Staff Achievement Award. Samantha has over 30 years of senior experience within the r... »

NDA18 Shortlisted nominee Cameron Osburn wins Sporting Achievement Award at the Children of courage awards!

NDA18 Shortlisted nominee Cameron Osburn wins Sporting Achievement Award at the Children of courage awards!

The 8th annual Children of Courage Awards are dedicated not only to celebrating the achievements of courageous and determined young individuals, but also to raising funds for the St. James’s Place Charitable Foundation. Every pound raised at the event is matched by St. James’s Place Wealth Management with funds dedicated locally to make significant differences to the lives of children and young pe... »

Elite employers hire apprentices to tackle lack of diversity

Elite employers hire apprentices to tackle lack of diversity

Many of the UK’s biggest graduate employers are ramping up apprenticeships in a bid to tackle a glaring lack of diversity in the top ranks of professional life, according to research published on Monday. More than half the firms responding to a survey by the Institute of Student Employers said they now took on apprentices, with non-graduate recruitment in the 2018 season 50 per cent higher th... »

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