Nearly half of young job applicants with disfigurement felt rejected because of appearance, study reveals

Almost half of young job applicants with a disfigurement say they were rejected because of how they looked, The Telegraph can reveal, as a leading charity demands tougher equality laws. Changing Faces, which supports people who have a mark, scar or condition which alters their appearance, has found that more than a third of people (36 per cent) with a visible difference say … Read More

UK crawls up the gender equality rankings

Increasing the UK’s female employment rate and closing the gender pay gap could boost GDP by billions and increase women’s spending power by 20%. PwC’s latest Women in Work Index finds that the UK is slowly improving gender equality in the workplace – it is now ranked 13th in the index of 33 OECD countries, up one place since 2018 … Read More

Half of UK workers say employers have not progressed on D&I goals

While the UK workplace of today might be markedly different from that of just 20 years ago, efforts to promote diversity by employers seem to have stalled in recent times. According to a new study, almost half of workers in Britain feel their company has not made progress on the matter, with that figure rising among the BAME and LGBT+ … Read More

Four reasons why inclusion can benefit your business

There are many reasons why inclusion can benefit your business, not only to maintain talent as an employer but also to gain a better understanding of your customers. The benefits are therefore both ‘in-house’ and in your external business environment. Reasons why inclusion can benefit your business:     1.Gaining a better understanding of your customers The more diverse your workforce is, … Read More

Closing the gender pay gap is top priority for majority of UK firms

Research follows new government guide to help analyse pay gaps, but expert says more attention is needed on bonuses. Companies have made reducing their gender pay gap a top priority since the introduction of gender pay reporting in 2017, according to new research commissioned by the Government Equalities Office (GEO).  Almost seven in 10 (69 per cent) employers now view … Read More

Is Brexit Good Or Bad News For Workplace Diversity And Inclusion?

Brexit is on the minds of business leaders, including Human Resources directors. It already has real implications on how companies recruit, and may affect workplace diversity and inclusion. A LinkedIn survey from April 2018found that 96% of respondents cite that Brexit has impacted their hiring strategies. At the same time, sourcing and hiring candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds … Read More

Majority of LGBT employees think UK employers lack diversity focus

Nearly two thirds of LGBT+ employees in the UK think their workplace lacks commitment to diversity, statistics by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) about the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion programmes has found. Compared to other survey respondents, LGBT+ employees are the most sceptical of their employers’ efforts to promote diversity and inclusion (D&I) policies, with only 39 percent of LGBT+ … 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

Revealed: Top 50 UK Employers for D&I

Fifty firms have been recognised for starting their journey to attracting and retaining a “truly diverse workforce, achieving equality, diversity and inclusion at its purest form”. The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List recognises the outstanding efforts of organisations demonstrating the promotion of all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion. “The most successful and … Read More