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Diversity schemes and womens’ returner programmes are helping companies to succeed, says Tech Talent Charter

Diversity schemes and womens’ returner programmes are helping companies to succeed, says Tech Talent Charter

Women make up 24 per cent of tech employees at companies signed up to the Tech Talent Charter diversity initiative, up from 19 per cent last year and far ahead of the nationwide figure of 17 per cent. The Charter announced the new figures as part of its annual benchmarking report which measures the diversity and inclusion strategies at tech companies such as HP, Accenture and Cancer Research to sh... »

Disability in the workplace: mind the (pay) gap?

Disability in the workplace: mind the (pay) gap?

Claire Powell and Ryan Bradshaw, who specialise in employment law, assess current pay challenges faced by disabled workers. It is easy to assume that in the UK in 2020 a physical or mental disability will not determine your salary. However, figures from the Office of National Statistics (“ONS”) have shown that the employment landscape in the UK is far from inclusive. The pay gap for disabled worke... »

UK still ‘generations away’ from equality in top jobs

UK still ‘generations away’ from equality in top jobs

Study finds women make up just over one in 20 CEOs of FTSE 100 firms The UK is “generations away” from achieving gender equality in its top jobs, according to a new study by the country’s leading equality charity. Men still dominate in politics, business and public life, with the under-representation of women “consistent and persistent across sectors”, according to researchers at the&nbs... »

How one million disabled people are shut out of employment in the UK

How one million disabled people are shut out of employment in the UK

Earning a living is a right most of us take for granted. But one million disabled people are currently being denied the opportunity to work, say campaigners. Those who could make an important contribution to the economy have been shut out by outdated attitudes, employers’ unwillingness to invest and outdated transport infrastructure. Today three bright young people reveal their workplace struggles... »

UK falls six places in gender equality rankings

UK falls six places in gender equality rankings

Country has fallen from 15th most equal nation in last audit in 2018 to 21st this time.  The UK has fallen six places down the global rankings for gender equality. Despite successive prime ministers pledging to take decisive action to tackle the gender imbalances in politics and wider British society, the UK has dropped from the 15th most equal nation in world to 21st. The World Economic Foru... »

We should be striving for representation, not just diversity

We should be striving for representation, not just diversity

Achieving diversity is not enough – the sector should be aiming for a position where it truly represents a diverse range of backgrounds, writes Anita Khan.  The actor Riz Ahmed has an interesting take on diversity – he says he hates the word. His reasoning is that he is much more interested in representation, as this “stretches culture” and gives us “more space to be ourselves”. As we digest&... »

Disabled workers paid 12% less, ‘damning’ UK official figures show

Disabled workers paid 12% less, ‘damning’ UK official figures show

Charities say negative attitudes and lack of understanding of disability hold people back.  Disabled people continue to face prejudice in the workplace campaigners have said, after latest government figures showed they were paid on average 12.2% less than those without impairments, equivalent to £1.48 an hour. According to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, the median pay fo... »

More action urged in order to meet key roles target for women

More action urged in order to meet key roles target for women

MORE action is needed if the automotive industry is to meet the target of 30 per cent of key roles filled by women by 2030. That was one of the key messages from the UK Automotive 30% Club’s fourth annual conference, which centred around the theme of Countdown To 30% By 2030. The full-day seminar included a wide range of guest speakers from across the automotive sector. The event, sponsored b... »

Lancashire Police one of the most inclusive employers in UK

Lancashire Police one of the most inclusive employers in UK

LANCASHIRE Police has been recognised has one of the most inclusive employers in the UK. The force came 12th on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List, the highest ranking public sector organisation. Demonstrating the promotion of all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion; the list focuses on representation at management, senior, executive and board... »

Bath-based mental health trust named in UK’s Top 50 inclusive employers

Bath-based mental health trust named in UK’s Top 50 inclusive employers

For the third year in a row, the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust has been named as one of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers. The Trust, which provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire, has been ranked at number 32 in the list. The ran... »

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