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Nearly half of young job applicants with disfigurement felt rejected because of appearance, study reveals

Nearly half of young job applicants with disfigurement felt rejected because of appearance, study reveals

lmost half of young job applicants with a disfigurement say they were rejected because of how they looked, The Telegraph can reveal, as a leading charity demands tougher equality laws. Changing Faces, which supports people who have a mark, scar or condition which alters their appearance, has found that more than a third of people (36 per cent) with a visible difference say they have... »

Racism is still a huge problem in UK’s workplaces, finds report

Racism is still a huge problem in UK’s workplaces, finds report

A shocking report has found that the majority of ethnic minority workers have experienced racial harassment at work in the last five years, and have been subjected to unfair treatment by their employer because of their race. October 2018 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the introduction of Race Relations Amendment Act 1968 which outlawed, among other things, racial discrimination in employment &... »

Driving diversity with long term culture change

Driving diversity with long term culture change

Dawn Moore, director of Human Resources at Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure From the outside, construction may often not seem a particularly attractive or inclusive sector to historically under represented groups. Many people’s understanding of the industry has been based on very traditional perceptions about the culture, environment and ways of working that don’t always dig deeper... »

West Yorkshire Police | Ranked No.8 – Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers 2018/19

West Yorkshire Police | Ranked No.8 – Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers 2018/19

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“Taking ownership of my autism was the best decision I ever made”

“Taking ownership of my autism was the best decision I ever made”

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Autism Act. This was a landmark in the battle to improve the lives of autistic adults and their families in England. In this blog, Arran Linton-Smith writes about his late diagnosis and the importance of preparing the next generation of autistic people for life and work. I’m 63 now. But it’s only been in the last few years, following my diagnosi... »

ADHD Foundation changing the way we view ADHD

ADHD Foundation changing the way we view ADHD

At the age of 20 I was diagnosed with ADHD. After a lifetime of zoning out at inappropriate times, losing purses and keys three times a week and trying to do twenty things at any one time (and ultimately finishing none of them) I finally had an explanation for why my brain works the way it does. It is believed that 1.5 million adults have ADHD in the UK, although only 120,000 have been formally di... »

UK companies favour ‘education over diversity’ when recruiting

UK companies favour ‘education over diversity’ when recruiting

British companies give greater priority to education over diversity in the executive search process, a new study has revealed. The data, which was discovered by Cornerstone OnDemand, claims that only 25% of UK companies said that diversity is a priority in the process, whereas more than 40% said education was the key to discovering new talent. Over 1,900 HR, Business and IT Managers across 14 Euro... »

Amazon to boost Gender Diversity and Inclusion across UK Business

Amazon to boost Gender Diversity and Inclusion across UK Business

Amazon has  launched Amazon Amplify – a series of initiatives designed to further increase the number of women in technology and innovation roles across its UK business. This new programme builds on existing diversity-focused initiatives at the company, including programmes to ensure diverse interview panels and increase volumes of women applicants, affinity groups for women, LGBT+,... »

International Women’s day 2019

International Women’s day 2019

International Women’s Day is upon us and it is inevitable that open dialogue will ensue worldwide, focussing on many crucial topics such as ‘the glass ceiling’, gender pay inequality and the perpetuation of unhealthy female stereotypes. The truth is, social inequality is one of the main issues facing gender balance and it is inevitably reflected in the workplace. Perhaps this is the perfect time t... »

Two West Yorkshire Police Employees Nominated in Control Room Awards 2019

Two West Yorkshire Police Employees Nominated in Control Room Awards 2019

Two West Yorkshire Police employees have been nominated in the national Control Room Awards 2019. The awards are due to take place this Thursday (7 March) at the De Vere Orchard Hotel in Nottingham. Chief Inspector Nick Rook has been nominated for the award for Services to the Public and police staff member Eddie McEvoy is nominated in the Special Recognition for Bravery and Courage category. Chie... »