Improving inclusion in the workplace

Inclusion in the workplace is essential for several reasons. It is critical for retaining and making the most of diversity, and it builds trust and leads to higher-performing teams. In finance, the better inclusion of people from different backgrounds has led to the development of innovative financial products and better customer service.  The virtual working environment that we find ourselves in at … Read More

What Tops Recruitment List of Importance Revealed

Employers that recruit early talent and want to improve workplace diversity and inclusion (D&I) should tailor their recruitment activities more to students’ economic background, gender and ethnicity according to recent research. With new graduate roles cut by 12% this year and internship/placements cut by 40%*, making the available jobs appeal to the widest talent pool is vital according to early … Read More

Companies that prioritize inclusion may emerge from the pandemic stronger

The business case for ethnic and gender diversity in top teams is “stronger than ever,” according to a May 19 McKinsey & Company report, Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters. Companies in the top quartile of gender diversity on executive teams were 25% more likely to have above-average profitability than peer organizations in the fourth quartile of 2019, according to the data … Read More

UK still ‘generations away’ from equality in top jobs

Study finds women make up just over one in 20 CEOs of FTSE 100 firms The UK is “generations away” from achieving gender equality in its top jobs, according to a new study by the country’s leading equality charity. Men still dominate in politics, business and public life, with the under-representation of women “consistent and persistent across sectors”, according to researchers at … Read More