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With the number of D&I roles exploding, is this the year we get serious about diversity and inclusion?

With the number of D&I roles exploding, is this the year we get serious about diversity and inclusion?

At the end of last month, nearly two-thirds of people responding to a Glassdoor survey said the companies they worked for were investing more in D&I initiatives compared to previous years. The report showed that more and more businesses are looking to hire specifically for D&I roles, such as D&I director, D&I manager, D&I consultant and chief diversity officer. In fact the... »

Sole traders can play vital role in diversity and inclusion

Sole traders can play vital role in diversity and inclusion

Sole traders can play an important role in encouraging diversity and inclusion within financial advice, the chief executive of the Personal Finance Society has said. Keith Richards acknowledged that a sizeable portion of the financial advice industry is made up of sole traders or companies with maybe just two full-time members of staff, more often than not, male. Speaking to FTAdviser, he said: &#... »

Unicef UK gives all staff equal parental leave

Unicef UK gives all staff equal parental leave

Unicef, the United Nations children’s agency, has said parental leave is to be equalised for all of its UK employees. Unicef UK will now offer 52 weeks leave and equal pay for all new caregivers, regardless of gender or sexual orientation. The policy will also include staff who are adopting a child. Unicef said the UK ranked fourth lowest out of 31 European countries when it comes to family-... »

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

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 end of this year. When you consider that, less t... »

UK praised for gender diversity despite lagging global progress

UK praised for gender diversity despite lagging global progress

The UK has been praised for its ‘substantial proportional increase’ in gender diversity in a global report by index provider MSCI, but overall progress on global female board representation has taken a step back. The annual report Women on Boards looked at the 2,700 global companies making up its MSCI All Country World index (ACWI) as of 16 October 2018.  Out of 102 UK companies s... »

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... »

European clubs look at increasing gender diversity

European clubs look at increasing gender diversity

  Europe’s biggest Football clubs have approved plans aimed at increasing gender diversity in the game across the continent, their umbrella organisation said on Monday. The European Club Association (ECA), representing more than 200 of the continent’s clubs including the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Bayern Munich, said women were significantly underrepresented and i... »

What Ofsted needs to recognise about inclusion

What Ofsted needs to recognise about inclusion

The inspectorate wants to hold schools to account for inclusion, but it needs to get the measure right, says Rob Webster. This week, to approving noises, Ofsted announced plans to reward schools for inclusive practices.  This followed a recommendation in the Commons Education Select Committee’s Forgotten Children report on alternative provision and “the scandal of ever-increasing ... »

How inclusion can help your business succeed in digital transformation

How inclusion can help your business succeed in digital transformation

Diverse workplaces are more successful in digital transitions. Here are five necessary steps businesses must take to improve diversity… While diversity and inclusion efforts have improved in recent years, the workforce still has a long way to go. Just last year, only 3% of Fortune 500 companies released their full diversity data—including numbers on the race and gender of employees populatio... »

Ramadan Campaign in the running for an Inclusive Companies Awards

Ramadan Campaign in the running for an Inclusive Companies Awards

One Voice has been shortlisted for The Inclusive Companies Awards 2018 for their campaign, ‘I am not a Muslim but I will fast for one day.’ The campaign is a finalist in the Diversity Marketing Campaign of the Year. It beat competition from another 1000 entrants to be among the eight organisations shortlisted. The Inclusive Companies Awards are a national event committed to honouring the outs... »

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