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Are quotas really the answer for DE&I? 

In the last 20 years, I have had the opportunity to experience first-hand the people agenda in organisations ranging from family-owned businesses to global franchises, and FTSE-listed companies with...

12 months of 2021: July

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Tech resourcing gap impacts diversity and inclusion efforts

An international study has found that more than half (52%) of business decision-makers think that the need to adopt new technology will hinder their diversity and inclusion (D&I) goals, pointing to a...

Disability inclusion must run through the whole employee lifecycle 

The latest UK Disability Survey (June 2021) found that only a half of persons with a disability felt that their employer was flexible and made reasonable adjustments, and only a quarter felt that they...

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Guidance on employing disabled workers published

The Business Disability Forum yesterday (November 29) launched its Disability Essentials range of resources, hoping to provide answers to businesses’ key questions.

Diversity and inclusion policies lack data on return on investment

Having a diversity and inclusion policy is the least effective D&I initiative when it comes to providing any information about return on investment (ROI).

Attracting, recruiting, and supporting those with ADHD

In the UK, it’s estimated that around one in seven people (more than 15%) are neurodiverse. However, just 10% of HR professionals in the UK reported that consideration of neurodiversity is included in...

Pandemic has hit disabled workers' finances hard, warns TUC

A new poll from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has found that two in five (40%) disabled workers in the UK have been pushed into financial hardship by the pandemic.

Assistive technologies can level the employment playing field for disabled people

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Assistive Technology published a report into accessible employment for disabled individuals over the summer.

Disabled employment back on track to pre-pandemic levels

The proportion of disabled people in work has risen to pre-pandemic levels, having dipped during COVID-19.

What you may have missed from day two at CIPD ACE 2021

The HR magazine team headed to Manchester for the CIPD’s annual conference this week. The hybrid event, which allowed delegates to tune in virtually or attend in person, featured plenty of...

How to leverage intersectionality to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation

The complexities of our identities mean that we are rarely playing just one role at work or in society generally. It's not as simple as categorising someone as either the oppressor or the oppressed.