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  • June Sarpong appointed BBC diversity lead

    June Sarpong appointed BBC diversity lead

    June Sarpong – broadcaster, writer and campaigner – appointed BBC head of diversity Two-year tenure reporting to group managing director Bob Shennan “I relish the challenge to make the BBC more inclusive and representative,” Sarpong said. Broadcaster, writer and campaigner June Sarpong has been named as the BBC’s new director of creative diversity. Sarpong will lead a renewed drive to …Read More »
  • Diversity is the Superhero with an Invisible Cape

    Diversity is the Superhero with an Invisible Cape

    It is a business tool that creates robust strategic advantages. Today, it is much more than compliance. The era of ‘check in the box’ human resource initiatives is gone. It is a cultural shift in organizations that goes beyond personnel count or issuing statements on inclusive practices. Diversity has slowly made its way as a boardroom conversation in hiring diverse …Read More »
  • Tomorrow’s Women Wirral boss Angela Murphy up for top industry award

    Tomorrow’s Women Wirral boss Angela Murphy up for top industry award

    THE chief executive of Tomorrow’s Women Wirral has been shortlisted for a top industry award. Angela Murphy has been shortlisted for the Chief Executive of the Year category at this year’s Inclusive Companies Awards. Taking place on November 28, the awards aim to celebrate the people who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of …Read More »
  • Outdated workplace technology limiting UK employment opportunities for disabled staff

    Outdated workplace technology limiting UK employment opportunities for disabled staff

    Six in ten disabled knowledge workers say their organisation ‘talks a good game about diversity without really acting’. Almost 8 in 10 (77%) disabled knowledge workers believe outdated technology in the workplace is limiting work opportunities for people with disabilities in the UK, according to new research from Citrix. Nearly three quarters (73%) of IT decision makers agree with this – …Read More »
  • Improving diversity in the workplace

    Improving diversity in the workplace

    The evidence is clear in the bottom line: companies with diverse workforces outperform those that draw their recruits from a narrow base. But wind power needs to do more to recruit and retain the best talent. Progress has certainly been made, but there remain too few women and minorities working in wind. The US can point to some shining examples …Read More »
  • People with disabilities ‘left behind’ in workforce

    People with disabilities ‘left behind’ in workforce

    Two out of three people with a disability are unemployed. People with disabilities are being left behind with two out of three unemployed, a disability conference has heard.   The Irish Wheelchair Association’s WorkAbility 2019 Summit heard that over 63% of people with disabilities are “caught in a permanent recession”. The conference, which took place in Croke Park, highlighted the …Read More »
  • The Inclusive Companies Awards Announce 2019 Shortlist!

    The Inclusive Companies Awards Announce 2019 Shortlist!

    Inclusive Employers and Diversity Champions shortlisted for Pioneering Diversity Awards Throughout the year, there are some individuals who work tirelessly to remove barriers and put diversity at the very heart of everything they do. This year, on November 28th, the Inclusive Companies Awards will once again celebrate those who go above and beyond the call of duty to improve the …Read More »
  • ‘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 Construction …Read More »
  • 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

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