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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 …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 »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • 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 …Read More »
  • UK crawls up the gender equality rankings

    UK crawls up the gender equality rankings

    Increasing the UK’s female employment rate and closing the gender pay gap could boost GDP by billions and increase women’s spending power by 20%. PwC’s latest Women in Work Index finds that the UK is slowly improving gender equality in the workplace – it is now ranked 13th in the index of 33 OECD countries, up one place since 2018 …Read More »
  • Half of UK workers say employers have not progressed on D&I goals

    Half of UK workers say employers have not progressed on D&I goals

    While the UK workplace of today might be markedly different from that of just 20 years ago, efforts to promote diversity by employers seem to have stalled in recent times. According to a new study, almost half of workers in Britain feel their company has not made progress on the matter, with that figure rising among the BAME and LGBT+ …Read More »
  • Four reasons why inclusion can benefit your business

    Four reasons why inclusion can benefit your business

    There are many reasons why inclusion can benefit your business, not only to maintain talent as an employer but also to gain a better understanding of your customers. The benefits are therefore both ‘in-house’ and in your external business environment. Reasons why inclusion can benefit your business:     1.Gaining a better understanding of your customers The more diverse your workforce is, …Read More »
  • Insurance industry makes progress towards gender parity

    Insurance industry makes progress towards gender parity

    The Association of British Insurers says the number of women in executive positions in insurance has increased by five percentage points but the progress is not sufficient. ABI says gender diversity improved at nearly all levels of the insurance industry in 2018 and 27 per cent of those in executive positions are now women, compared to 22 per in 2017. …Read More »
  • 70% of managers blocked from providing mental health support

    70% of managers blocked from providing mental health support

    With mental health ailments reaching all-time highs among the UK workforce, companies will need to take radical new approaches to maintain the wellbeing of their workforce, or risk dire consequences for their business and reputation. According to a new report, however, almost seven in ten UK managers still feel that there are structural barriers in place preventing them from supporting …Read More »
  • Closing the gender pay gap is top priority for majority of UK firms

    Closing the gender pay gap is top priority for majority of UK firms

    Research follows new government guide to help analyse pay gaps, but expert says more attention is needed on bonuses. Companies have made reducing their gender pay gap a top priority since the introduction of gender pay reporting in 2017, according to new research commissioned by the Government Equalities Office (GEO).  Almost seven in 10 (69 per cent) employers now view …Read More »