Inclusion

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 ... »

UK praised for gender diversity despite lagging global progress

UK praised for gender diversity despite lagging global progress

The UK has been praised for its ‘substantial proportional increase’ in gender diversity in a global report by index provider MSCI, but overall progress on global female board representation has taken a step back. The annual report Women on Boards looked at the 2,700 global companies making up its MSCI All Country World index (ACWI) as of 16 October 2018.  Out of 102 UK companies s... »

BAME diversity in UK ad agencies is at an all time high – but 95% of C-suites are white

BAME diversity in UK ad agencies is at an all time high – but 95% of C-suites are white

Ethnic diversity within the walls of UK ad agencies is at its “highest recorded level” according to the Institute of Practitioners (IPA) 2018 diversity study. However, the industry has still to make significant progress in appointing individuals from black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to senior positions. The study, which this year garnered responses from around 105 o... »

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... »

UK Music survey suggests diversity initiatives are having an impact

UK Music survey suggests diversity initiatives are having an impact

The UK music industry is slowly becoming more diverse, though there is still plenty more work to be done, according to the results of the latest survey by UK Music’s Diversity Taskforce. The survey was set up to help identify trends regarding the diversity of those working in the industry, with gender and ethnic diversity under the spotlight. Although based on a sample of just 3000 people working ... »

Trying to improve racial diversity in the media

Trying to improve racial diversity in the media

‘Bob del Quiaro and Wendy Sloane on journalism courses for BAME students. Plus Paul Doran says sportspeople should walk off the pitch whenever a racist incident occurs’. Daniel Taylor is right to wonder why there is a lack of ethnic diversity in sports journalism in Britain (Why should someone like Raheem Sterling be seen as ‘fair game’?, 11 December). Many young BAME people, especiall... »