Equality

UK crawls up the gender equality rankings

UK crawls up the gender equality rankings

Increasing the UK’s female employment rate and closing the gender pay gap could boost GDP by billions and increase women’s spending power by 20%. PwC’s latest Women in Work Index finds that the UK is slowly improving gender equality in the workplace – it is now ranked 13th in the index of 33 OECD countries, up one place since 2018 and up four places since 2000. However, as the Big Four firm points... »

Half of UK workers say employers have not progressed on D&I goals

Half of UK workers say employers have not progressed on D&I goals

While the UK workplace of today might be markedly different from that of just 20 years ago, efforts to promote diversity by employers seem to have stalled in recent times. According to a new study, almost half of workers in Britain feel their company has not made progress on the matter, with that figure rising among the BAME and LGBT+ communities. A plethora of thought-leadership pieces, analytic ... »

Four reasons why inclusion can benefit your business

Four reasons why inclusion can benefit your business

There are many reasons why inclusion can benefit your business, not only to maintain talent as an employer but also to gain a better understanding of your customers. The benefits are therefore both ‘in-house’ and in your external business environment. Reasons why inclusion can benefit your business:     1.Gaining a better understanding of your customers The more div... »

Closing the gender pay gap is top priority for majority of UK firms

Closing the gender pay gap is top priority for majority of UK firms

Research follows new government guide to help analyse pay gaps, but expert says more attention is needed on bonuses. Companies have made reducing their gender pay gap a top priority since the introduction of gender pay reporting in 2017, according to new research commissioned by the Government Equalities Office (GEO).  Almost seven in 10 (69 per cent) employers now view closing the gender pay... »

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 ... »