How one million disabled people are shut out of employment in the UK

Earning a living is a right most of us take for granted. But one million disabled people are currently being denied the opportunity to work, say campaigners. Those who could make an important contribution to the economy have been shut out by outdated attitudes, employers’ unwillingness to invest and outdated transport infrastructure. Today three bright young people reveal their workplace … Read More

We should be striving for representation, not just diversity

Achieving diversity is not enough – the sector should be aiming for a position where it truly represents a diverse range of backgrounds, writes Anita Khan.  The actor Riz Ahmed has an interesting take on diversity – he says he hates the word. His reasoning is that he is much more interested in representation, as this “stretches culture” and gives … 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

Lancashire Police one of the most inclusive employers in UK

LANCASHIRE Police has been recognised has one of the most inclusive employers in the UK. The force came 12th on the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List, the highest ranking public sector organisation. Demonstrating the promotion of all strands of diversity including age, disability, gender, LGBT, race, faith and religion; the list focuses on representation at management, senior, executive and … Read More

GMB: Gender equality in UK construction is still a distant dream

Construction trade union GMB has estimated that it will take almost 200 years to achieve gender equality in the UK construction industry. Revealing the analysis at its annual conference in Brighton, the union estimated that at the current growth rate the number of women working in the industry will be equal to the number of men by 2194.  There are … Read More

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 … Read More

Driving diversity with long term culture change

Dawn Moore, director of Human Resources at Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure From the outside, construction may often not seem a particularly attractive or inclusive sector to historically under represented groups. Many people’s understanding of the industry has been based on very traditional perceptions about the culture, environment and ways of working that don’t always dig deeper into the fantastic … 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

Hopwood Hall College ranked UK’s most diverse education provider

Hopwood Hall College have been officially ranked the UK’s most diverse education provider by the Inclusive Companies after coming 14th in the Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers list. Right behind Hopwood Hall College in 15th place was The Open University. The University of Manchester was in 28th place and The University of Bristol Students’ Union was in 43rd position as the … 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