Diversity

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

Minority ethnic Britons face ‘shocking’ job discrimination

Minority ethnic Britons face ‘shocking’ job discrimination

UK research finds levels of discrimination unchanged since late 1960s. Black Britons and those of south Asian origin face “shocking” discrimination in the labour market at levels unchanged since the late 1960s, research has found. A study by experts based at the Centre for Social Investigation at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, found applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds had to send ... »

Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds

Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds

Despite concentration of publishers in London, only 11% of respondents identified as BAME – significantly lower than average of 40% in the city. A major survey of the UK’s publishing workforce has found that “significant progress” still needs to be made on both the numbers of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff and improving regional diversity, with the majority of those working in the i... »