There are now more FTSE 100 women than ever – but not at the top

Good news. A third (33.3 per cent) of all board members in the FTSE 100 are now women. The target was set in the Hampton-Alexander review and has been hit a year early. What’s more there are now no men-only FTSE 100 boards and we are on track to meet the target of 33 per cent of women across FTSE 350 board roles by the … Read More

UK companies have ‘poor’ record on ethnic diversity

Most UK companies’ approach to ethnic diversity is unsatisfactory as more than half of the largest companies in the country do not have a director with a BAME background on their board, a damning report has found. The 2020 Parker Review, published today (February 5), found 59 per cent of the 256 firms it reviewed did not meet the Parker Review … Read More

Return to work with the Morgan Sindall Infrastructure Returnship Programme

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure is now inviting applications to the third intake of its award-winning Returnship programme. The Morgan Sindall Infrastructure programme is similar to an internship – an initial three month paid placement will be offered to successful applicants, with a view to securing a permanent position. The placement will serve as a staged return, offering the opportunity for individuals … Read More

Making the mix work: is your business diverse and inclusive?

Ask yourself: are you truly diverse and inclusive – and if not, how has that affected you and your business? In a world where everyone can be anyone, does your workplace accept you for you? Twenty-first century society tells us to be brave, to be anything we want to be – but can you truly be yourself at work? Roche … Read More

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 … Read More