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  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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 Baniamer, product owner …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • NDA19 Nominations close in 4 Weeks!

    NDA19 Nominations close in 4 Weeks!

  • The Inclusive Companies Timeline

    The Inclusive Companies Timeline

  • IC Board Member: Ruth Carter

    IC Board Member: Ruth Carter

    Judging the 2019 National Diversity AwardsRead More »
  • Becoming Autism Friendly

    Becoming Autism Friendly

  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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 into the fantastic …Read More »
  • 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

  • Becoming Autism Friendly

    Becoming Autism Friendly

    AUTO TRADER LEADS DRIVE FOR BUSINESSES TO BE AUTISM FRIENDLY Auto Trader to become first business to achieve National Autistic Society’s Autism Friendly Employer Award Over 100 businesses attending special event (‘Becoming Autism Friendly’) to mark this achievement and hear how they could make their workplace more autism friendly New YouGov poll of 601 businesses suggests:  Employers’ attitudes towards autistic …Read More »
  • “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 …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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+, BAME and disabled employees, and transgender …Read More »
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