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UK falls six places in gender equality rankings

UK falls six places in gender equality rankings

Country has fallen from 15th most equal nation in last audit in 2018 to 21st this time.  The UK has fallen six places down the global rankings for gender equality. Despite successive prime ministers pledging to take decisive action to tackle the gender imbalances in politics and wider British society, the UK has dropped from the 15th most equal nation in world to 21st. The World Economic Foru... »

Bath-based mental health trust named in UK’s Top 50 inclusive employers

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 number 32 in the list. The ran... »

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

Almost 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 hav... »

Driving diversity with long term culture change

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... »

Four reasons why inclusion can benefit your business

Four reasons why inclusion can benefit your business

There are many reasons why inclusion can benefit your business, not only to maintain talent as an employer but also to gain a better understanding of your customers. The benefits are therefore both ‘in-house’ and in your external business environment. Reasons why inclusion can benefit your business:     1.Gaining a better understanding of your customers The more div... »

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... »

Disability and age discrimination are top concerns for UK employees

Disability and age discrimination are top concerns for UK employees

More than half of employees say the inclusion of disabled people is an area that requires the greatest improvement within their organisation; with the diversity of age groups coming in a close second at just under half. This is according to the latest findings from Wildgoose’s Diversity and Inclusivity in the Workplace survey. The results suggest a shift in the areas that employees prioritise when... »

‘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 ... »

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... »

Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services

Campaign launched for more diverse fire and rescue services

Firefighters in England are approximately 95% male and white. The Home Office is launching a new campaign to help fire and rescue services change that. Only 5.2% of firefighters in England are women, and 3.9% are from an ethnic minority background (BAME). Join the Team: Become a Firefighter will combine a fitness guide encouraging more women to serve, as well as mythbusters and real stories of ser... »

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