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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... »

Disability and age discrimination are top concerns for UK employees

Disability and age discrimination are top concerns for UK employees

More than half of employees say the inclusion of disabled people is an area that requires the greatest improvement within their organisation; with the diversity of age groups coming in a close second at just under half. This is according to the latest findings from Wildgoose’s Diversity and Inclusivity in the Workplace survey. The results suggest a shift in the areas that employees prioritise when... »

‘Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas

‘Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas

The scheme is part of funding awarded to innovative projects to help people develop digital skills. Cash will also fund app for people with Down’s Syndrome to improve health and wellbeing New money for projects to help those receiving palliative care and their families and carers A number of ‘smart homes’ with digitally savvy older people demonstrating tech in their own homes are being created as ... »

Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services

Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services

Firefighters in England are approximately 95% male and white. The Home Office is launching a new campaign to help fire and rescue services change that. Only 5.2% of firefighters in England are women, and 3.9% are from an ethnic minority background (BAME). Join the Team: Become a Firefighter will combine a fitness guide encouraging more women to serve, as well as mythbusters and real stories of ser... »

Diversity Challenges Facing Firms In The UK In 2019

Diversity Challenges Facing Firms In The UK In 2019

It’s been a busy year for the topic of diversity in the workplace in the UK and Europe. Most of the headlines have been dominated by the #MeToo movement but there has also been other challenges, such as the lack of action on gender pay reporting, the under-reported topic of the ethnicity pay gap and the on-going issue of an ageing workforce. Mandatory ethnic pay reporting is further up organizatio... »

Mitie named as the leading FM employer for inclusion and diversity

Mitie named as the leading FM employer for inclusion and diversity

Mitie’s approach to diversity and inclusion has been praised, with the company named on the list of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers. Mitie was the only facilities management company to receive the accolade at a ceremony at the Midland Hotel in Manchester. Mitie came in at number 17 on the list, which was topped by community wellbeing service Touchstone. The company was recognised for its work pr... »

Gatwick PCSO shortlisted for an Inclusive Companies Award

Gatwick PCSO shortlisted for an Inclusive Companies Award

A passionate PCSO has been shortlisted for an Inclusive Companies Award for his dedication to diversity. Victor Finch has been the driving force behind a number of campaigns and initiatives aimed at raising awareness and improving the lives of people with disabilities. During his time with the force, he has worked his way up to secretary of the Sussex Police Disability and Carers Association, and ... »