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‘Diversity means a massive business opportunity’ CEO Q&A Piece with Simon Smith – Managing Director of Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure

‘Diversity means a massive business opportunity’ CEO Q&A Piece with Simon Smith – Managing Director of Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure

What does diversity mean to you? Diversity means a massive business opportunity. Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure is continuously looking at ways in which they can improve and progress. We understand the importance of recognising difference, and for us it is important that our employee network is fully representative of our customers and our local communities. At Morgan Sindall Con... »

GMB: Gender equality in UK construction is still a distant dream

GMB: Gender equality in UK construction is still a distant dream

Construction trade union GMB has estimated that it will take almost 200 years to achieve gender equality in the UK construction industry. Revealing the analysis at its annual conference in Brighton, the union estimated that at the current growth rate the number of women working in the industry will be equal to the number of men by 2194.  There are an estimated 60,972 more women in the constru... »

Disabled Police Association hosts “World-wide first” annual conference

Disabled Police Association hosts “World-wide first” annual conference

The world’s first ever Disability in Policing Conference was held today (Wednesday 5th June) hosted by the Disabled Police Association (DPA) in Hertfordshire. Formed in July 2012, the Association welcomed members of the police family from across the country who live with or care for loved ones with disabilities. The event, with the theme ‘Enable not Disable’, was held at The Fielder Centre in Hatf... »

Inclusive Companies Member – Sky feature in the Diversity Super League

Inclusive Companies Member – Sky feature in the Diversity Super League

Sky is home to a wealth of D&I networks, including groups supporting Sky’s LGBT+ community, Women@Sky, BAME employees, disabled colleagues and parents. The media titan also runs Women in Leadership and Women in Technology and Engineering initiatives, alongside its MAMA Youth Project and Digify, the latter offering training and placements for young people from minority backgrounds. Nima Baniame... »

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

Almost 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 hav... »

NDA19 Nominations close in 4 Weeks!

NDA19 Nominations close in 4 Weeks!

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IC Board Member: Ruth Carter

IC Board Member: Ruth Carter

Judging the 2019 National Diversity Awards »

Becoming Autism Friendly

Becoming Autism Friendly

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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... »

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