Outdated workplace technology limiting UK employment opportunities for disabled staff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 Almost 8 in 10 (77%) disabled knowledge workers believe outdated technology in the workplace is limiting work opportunities for people with disabilities in the UK, according to new research from Citrix.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

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

Was 2018 positive for diversity and inclusion?

The news has been filled with negative headlines, but the workplace can be a catalyst for change, says Stephen Frost. This has been an important year for diversity and inclusion (D&I), and we have seen a number of key issues come to a head. First, and perhaps most notably, transparency has emerged as both a complement and an alternative to … Read More

Gender diversity still an issue in tech sector, new report says

The inaugural Tech Talent Charter benchmarking report said smaller businesses were making more progress in cutting the gender skills gap. Gender diversity remains an issue across the technology sector, a new report from an industry charter has claimed. The Tech Talent Charter’s first benchmark report found that while women hold 26% of the technical roles within the businesses of its … Read More

BAME diversity in UK ad agencies is at an all time high – but 95% of C-suites are white

Ethnic diversity within the walls of UK ad agencies is at its “highest recorded level” according to the Institute of Practitioners (IPA) 2018 diversity study. However, the industry has still to make significant progress in appointing individuals from black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds to senior positions. The study, which this year garnered responses from around 105 of IPA’s … Read More

Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services

Firefighters in England are approximately 95% male and white. The Home Office is launching a new campaign to help fire and rescue services change that. Only 5.2% of firefighters in England are women, and 3.9% are from an ethnic minority background (BAME). Join the Team: Become a Firefighter will combine a fitness guide encouraging more women to serve, as well … Read More

Business ideas for 2019: Inclusive children’s products

From books with diverse characters, to educational toys and gender-neutral clothing, discover why 2019 is the year to launch an inclusive children’s business. Inclusive children’s products encompass a wide range of items, from the clothes children wear, to the toys they play with and the books they read, to name but a few. What unites them is the aim of … Read More

Why everyone’s talking about the pay gap?

The government is proposing to compel large companies to report their remuneration disparities by ethnicity, as well as gender. What should all employers be doing already? RENÉ CARAYOL, an executive coach and broadcaster who has served as a senior executive at M&S and a board director at PepsiCo, and advised bodies such as the UN and the World Bank Revealing … Read More