Diversity & inclusion

Living openly as a trans woman in the workplace

Lying, they say, is harder work than telling the truth. But the sad truth is that for LGBT+ people, bad work environments end up making liars of us all.

The pandemic's long-term impact on inequality

The unprecedented stop-start to life caused by Covid-19 has had a huge impact on workforces, particularly among diverse communities according to research by McKinsey, and it might be many more years...

What challenges do queer women face in the workplace?

Statistics around inequality for women in the workplace are both easy to find and damning, like the fact that in 2021, the average gender pay gap among full-time employees was 7.9%. 

Government supports pay transparency and STEM returners

UK minister for women, Deborah Stedman-Scott, has today announced two new initiatives to help improve women’s equality in the workplace: a pledge to advocate for pay transparency in job adverts, and...

Disability is just part of being human

Intersectionality is just another word for being human. None of us sit in just one box. And yet, too often in our conversations about disability, inclusion, and belonging, we focus on just one strand...

We need to talk about ageism in the workplace

Ageism is often overlooked as a form of discrimination, but with an ageing population and increased attention to workers’ rights, employers would do well to take a strong line against it

UK employers lag behind on sexual harassment policy

Five years after the #MeToo movement, this is the first year that more companies globally have published an anti-sexual harassment policy (53%) than not (47%) – but the UK is behind the curve.

Building decent work for ethnic minorities, part two

Using a collaborative and strengths-based approach to development can help iron out ethnic inequalities, reduce in-work poverty and improve opportunities for all for finding decent work, find Tony...

Building decent work for ethnic minorities, part one

Using a collaborative and strengths-based approach to development can help iron out ethnic inequalities, reduce in-work poverty and improve opportunities for all for finding decent work, find Tony...

What the Ukraine conflict tells us about race

A war instigated by a super power invading another sovereign country resulting in death, misery and civilians becoming refugees seeking an escape is a blight on us all.

CV-based hiring a barrier to women's recruitment

Women with the skills to make it to the top are being kept from realising their potential by CV-based hiring processes.

How do you define social mobility?

A lot of businesses want to hire more diverse candidates, but how can you better define and position socio-economic status to improve social mobility in organisations?

Diversity & inclusion