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UK still ‘generations away’ from equality in top jobs

UK still ‘generations away’ from equality in top jobs

Study finds women make up just over one in 20 CEOs of FTSE 100 firms The UK is “generations away” from achieving gender equality in its top jobs, according to a new study by the country’s leading equality charity. Men still dominate in politics, business and public life, with the under-representation of women “consistent and persistent across sectors”, according to researchers at the&nbs... »

UK falls six places in gender equality rankings

UK falls six places in gender equality rankings

Country has fallen from 15th most equal nation in last audit in 2018 to 21st this time.  The UK has fallen six places down the global rankings for gender equality. Despite successive prime ministers pledging to take decisive action to tackle the gender imbalances in politics and wider British society, the UK has dropped from the 15th most equal nation in world to 21st. The World Economic Foru... »

We should be striving for representation, not just diversity

We should be striving for representation, not just diversity

Achieving diversity is not enough – the sector should be aiming for a position where it truly represents a diverse range of backgrounds, writes Anita Khan.  The actor Riz Ahmed has an interesting take on diversity – he says he hates the word. His reasoning is that he is much more interested in representation, as this “stretches culture” and gives us “more space to be ourselves”. As we digest&... »

Disabled workers paid 12% less, ‘damning’ UK official figures show

Disabled workers paid 12% less, ‘damning’ UK official figures show

Charities say negative attitudes and lack of understanding of disability hold people back.  Disabled people continue to face prejudice in the workplace campaigners have said, after latest government figures showed they were paid on average 12.2% less than those without impairments, equivalent to £1.48 an hour. According to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, the median pay fo... »

More action urged in order to meet key roles target for women

More action urged in order to meet key roles target for women

MORE action is needed if the automotive industry is to meet the target of 30 per cent of key roles filled by women by 2030. That was one of the key messages from the UK Automotive 30% Club’s fourth annual conference, which centred around the theme of Countdown To 30% By 2030. The full-day seminar included a wide range of guest speakers from across the automotive sector. The event, sponsored b... »

Lancashire Police one of the most inclusive employers in UK

Lancashire Police one of the most inclusive employers in UK

LANCASHIRE Police has been recognised has one of the most inclusive employers in the UK. The force came 12th on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List, the highest ranking public sector organisation. Demonstrating the promotion of all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion; the list focuses on representation at management, senior, executive and board... »

Bath-based mental health trust named in UK’s Top 50 inclusive employers

Bath-based mental health trust named in UK’s Top 50 inclusive employers

For the third year in a row, the Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership (AWP) NHS Trust has been named as one of the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers. The Trust, which provides inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire, has been ranked at number 32 in the list. The ran... »

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 others in workplaces and communities a... »

Progress on equality slammed as ‘dismally slow’ after gender pay gap rises

Progress on equality slammed as ‘dismally slow’ after gender pay gap rises

Progress on Britain’s gender pay gap for full-time workers has been blasted as ‘dismally slow’ after new data showed the gap has increased. It now stands at 8.9% for full-time employees, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The latest figure compares with 8.6% last year, which was the lowest since records began in 1997 – when the pay gap was 17.4%. Reacting to the statistics, Sam Smether... »

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 talent and creating inclusive b... »

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