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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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

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 … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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