Inclusion

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... »

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... »

Workplace policies can help LGBT inclusion

Workplace policies can help LGBT inclusion

How can my business encourage LGBT inclusion? A. Creating an inclusive and positive working culture will be key to retaining top talent and keeping staff satisfaction levels high. With this in mind, there are a host of business-friendly practices you can implement to better encourage LGBT inclusion in your organisation. The most common first step would be to implement a workplace policy that provi... »

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... »

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... »