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

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

lmost 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 they have... »

Racism is still a huge problem in UK’s workplaces, finds report

Racism is still a huge problem in UK’s workplaces, finds report

A shocking report has found that the majority of ethnic minority workers have experienced racial harassment at work in the last five years, and have been subjected to unfair treatment by their employer because of their race. October 2018 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the introduction of Race Relations Amendment Act 1968 which outlawed, among other things, racial discrimination in employment &... »

Championing Diversity & Inclusion

Championing Diversity & Inclusion

I am honoured to work for an organisation ranked no 6 on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List.  As part of my role I endeavour to ensure we are dedicated to being an inclusive employer and I am proud of the continuing developments we have made for our employees and service users. Appearing on such a well-recognised and respected list, is important as it demonstrates clearly our commitment t... »

Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds

Publishers failing to improve racial and regional diversity, survey finds

Despite concentration of publishers in London, only 11% of respondents identified as BAME – significantly lower than average of 40% in the city. A major survey of the UK’s publishing workforce has found that “significant progress” still needs to be made on both the numbers of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff and improving regional diversity, with the majority of those working in the i... »

Gender diversity still an issue in tech sector, new report says

Gender diversity still an issue in tech sector, new report says

The inaugural Tech Talent Charter benchmarking report said smaller businesses were making more progress in cutting the gender skills gap. Gender diversity remains an issue across the technology sector, a new report from an industry charter has claimed. The Tech Talent Charter’s first benchmark report found that while women hold 26% of the technical roles within the businesses of its 200 signatorie... »

‘Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas

‘Smart homes’ to help older and disabled people get digital skills and tackle loneliness in rural areas

The scheme is part of funding awarded to innovative projects to help people develop digital skills. Cash will also fund app for people with Down’s Syndrome to improve health and wellbeing New money for projects to help those receiving palliative care and their families and carers A number of ‘smart homes’ with digitally savvy older people demonstrating tech in their own homes are being created as ... »

Quarter of UK workers have faced discrimination in the past year

Quarter of UK workers have faced discrimination in the past year

A survey reveals a fifth of staff think their workplace is not sufficiently diverse. Almost one in four (23 per cent) UK employees has experienced workplace discrimination in the last 12 months, according to a study published yesterday.  The survey from soft skills training provider Learnlight revealed 12 per cent of workers had been discriminated against at work because of their gender, age,... »

Diversity Challenges Facing Firms In The UK In 2019

Diversity Challenges Facing Firms In The UK In 2019

It’s been a busy year for the topic of diversity in the workplace in the UK and Europe. Most of the headlines have been dominated by the #MeToo movement but there has also been other challenges, such as the lack of action on gender pay reporting, the under-reported topic of the ethnicity pay gap and the on-going issue of an ageing workforce. Mandatory ethnic pay reporting is further up organizatio... »