Diversity and Inclusion remains a top challenge for companies in 2021, despite 81% conducting unconscious bias training

A recent survey by Arctic Shores, which investigated the talent acquisition landscape for the year ahead, revealed that 3 in 4 companies plan to review their diversity hiring practices for 2021. These findings are surprising, considering 81% of companies already run unconscious bias training. This would suggest diminishing confidence amongst talent leaders that unconscious bias training alone is enough to … Read More

Mitie ranks 10th on the list of Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers

Mitie has been ranked 10th in the list of Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers, marking the third year it has been recognised as one of the UK’s most inclusive employers. The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List recognises businesses that are working to create a truly diverse and inclusive workforce by promoting all strands of diversity, such as age, disability, … Read More

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust announced UK’s most inclusive organisation

The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List has been published by Inclusive Companies, with the top spot going to University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust. The list features UK based organisations that promote inclusion across all protected characteristics, across all levels of employment within their organisation. Karmini McCann, Head of Inclusion and Engagement at Morecambe Bay said: “We are … Read More

How to hire staff more fairly and recognise diversity

Recognising our biases and presumptions is only the start of achieving the fairer, more inclusive, recruitment processes our businesses need and demand. Chris Platts offers a practical guide on how to establish a level playing field when selecting candidates. Over the past few years, employers have increased their focus on improving diversity and inclusion. However, change has been slow. A … Read More

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 … 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

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

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 … Read More

Who are Britain’s Most Inclusive Employers?

The UK’s most inclusive companies revealed… In a fractured society, during challenging times and with the effects of austerity increasing, the need for diverse practice becomes ever more important. During Thursday’s glittering ceremony, ITV weatherman and TV presenter Alex Beresford took centre stage at the Midland Hotel in Manchester to reveal those companies that have thought beyond diversity to inclusion. … Read More