Rise in full-time female workers boosts employment

A record number of women in full-time work has pushed the UK’s employment rate to a new high of 76.3%, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. In the three months to November, 126,000 more women worked full-time compared with the previous quarter. The increase is in part because of the change in women’s retirement age. The … Read More

Amazon to boost Gender Diversity and Inclusion across UK Business

Amazon has  launched Amazon Amplify – a series of initiatives designed to further increase the number of women in technology and innovation roles across its UK business. This new programme builds on existing diversity-focused initiatives at the company, including programmes to ensure diverse interview panels and increase volumes of women applicants, affinity groups for women, LGBT+, BAME and disabled employees, and transgender … Read More

Workplace policies can help LGBT inclusion

How can my business encourage LGBT inclusion? A. Creating an inclusive and positive working culture will be key to retaining top talent and keeping staff satisfaction levels high. With this in mind, there are a host of business-friendly practices you can implement to better encourage LGBT inclusion in your organisation. The most common first step would be to implement a … Read More

Why everyone’s talking about the pay gap?

The government is proposing to compel large companies to report their remuneration disparities by ethnicity, as well as gender. What should all employers be doing already? RENÉ CARAYOL, an executive coach and broadcaster who has served as a senior executive at M&S and a board director at PepsiCo, and advised bodies such as the UN and the World Bank Revealing … Read More

Staff-led outreach initiative supports diversity in STEM

Creative Futures, a STEM workshop established by Imperial staff, has been inspiring pupils to study science at university for over a decade. On 18 October, 36 secondary school pupils from across London attended a workshop at Imperial to spark their interest in studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects at university. The all-day event which is supported by staff from … Read More

How to create an age-diverse workforce in charities

  Third Sector Jobs spoke to the British Council and the RNLI about how they’re building a culture of inclusivity. Equality monitoring, championing younger workers and abolishing default retirement ages has gone a long way to removing any direct or more casual forms of age discrimination from charities in the UK. This article looks at the unique and creative ways … Read More