Diversity and Inclusion remains a top challenge for companies in 2021, despite 81% conducting unconscious bias training

A recent survey by Arctic Shores, which investigated the talent acquisition landscape for the year ahead, revealed that 3 in 4 companies plan to review their diversity hiring practices for 2021. These findings are surprising, considering 81% of companies already run unconscious bias training. This would suggest diminishing confidence amongst talent leaders that unconscious bias training alone is enough to … Read More

Morecambe Bay hospitals trust voted UK’s most inclusive employer

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust (UHMBT) has been awarded first place in the top 50 of the UK’s most inclusive employers, being recognised as the most inclusive employer out of the 110 member companies. The list includes public and private sector organisations including Auto Trader, BUPA, UK House of Lords, E.ON, and The British Army. Lancashire Constabulary also gained fourth place on the list. Announced through a virtual event, The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers is a dynamic resource that has identified the most inclusive companies across the nation. It is a definitive … Read More

UK’s workforce calls for more action on diversity and inclusion

Almost half (46%) of Britain’s workforce think their employer could do more when it comes to diversity, with 58% of employees from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds agreeing, according to a report from UK-based tech-for-good developer, Culture Shift. Despite 79% of employees confirming that working somewhere with a diverse workforce is an important factor for their happiness at work, … Read More

Can Flexible Work Close The Disability Employment Gap?

At the beginning of January 2020, flexible working was something you still had to ask permission for. But overnight, it became a necessity for many, rather than personal preference.  Flexible work is sometimes mistaken for being a millennial trend; demanded by those wanting ultimate freedom. But since the pandemic, free will has been taken out of the equation. But for … Read More

New research reveals strategies for global disability inclusion

90 per cent of businesses are recognising the importance of disabled employees and customers A new study of 120 global brands shows how over 90 per cent of businesses are recognising the importance of disabled employees and customers. The study is the first to consider how businesses are serving the needs of disabled people at a global and local level … Read More

How to hire staff more fairly and recognise diversity

Recognising our biases and presumptions is only the start of achieving the fairer, more inclusive, recruitment processes our businesses need and demand. Chris Platts offers a practical guide on how to establish a level playing field when selecting candidates. Over the past few years, employers have increased their focus on improving diversity and inclusion. However, change has been slow. A … Read More

How to implement a bottom-up approach and improve diversity

Over the last decade, diversity has cemented its place in boardroom discussions across every industry. Companies have realised the benefits of having a diverse workforce, how it leads to broader knowledge and experiences across an organisation and, therefore, culminates in better decision making. The property and construction sector, however, has largely struggled to keep up with other industries in improving … Read More

Why diversity and inclusion is critical to business recovery

Recent events in the US have helped propel the diversity and inclusion further up the business agenda, despite the threat hanging over companies from the coronavirus pandemic. The emphasis on equality and fairness many companies are now overtly espousing is not only an issue of morality – it is necessary for the attraction and retention of talented employees and to … Read More