Equality

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

Gender diversity still an issue in tech sector, new report says

Gender diversity still an issue in tech sector, new report says

The inaugural Tech Talent Charter benchmarking report said smaller businesses were making more progress in cutting the gender skills gap. Gender diversity remains an issue across the technology sector, a new report from an industry charter has claimed. The Tech Talent Charter’s first benchmark report found that while women hold 26% of the technical roles within the businesses of its 200 signatorie... »

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 ... »