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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... »

Survey into diversity and inclusion in construction launched – complete the survey now

Survey into diversity and inclusion in construction launched – complete the survey now

Building is calling on readers to take part in research into the understanding of diversity and inclusion in the construction industry.  The survey, jointly produced by Building and recruitment consultant Hays, is open for users to complete online. The UK construction sector faces chronic skills shortages, yet ONS statistics show that the sector is not as diverse as other sectors; women, for ... »

‘Why Companies’ Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap Often Fail’

‘Why Companies’ Attempts to Close the Gender Pay Gap Often Fail’

Gender pay equity has become a big point of contention at many companies. Not only have politicians and other public figures spoken out against the gender pay gap, but there has also been a rising tide of high profile lawsuits targeting major employers, most notably in the U.S., with all the bad publicity and financial liability they entail. In response, many firms have hired external pay consulta... »

Inclusive Companies Members – Yorkshire Building Society crowned winners in three categories at the National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards 2019.

Inclusive Companies Members – Yorkshire Building Society crowned winners in three categories at the National Centre for Diversity Grand Awards 2019.

The Bradford based Society, which was shortlisted in five categories, won the awards in the UK Employee of the Year 2019, Chief Executive of the Year and Diversity Steering Group of the Year categories. Craig Downing collected the award for UK Employee of the Year for his exceptional work as a diversity champion within the Society and Mike Regnier picked up the Chief Executive of the Year Award fo... »

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... »