Diversity & inclusion

Workers need wellbeing that speaks their language

International and expatriate staff benefit massively from wellbeing support offered in their language.

Million more disabled people in work than five years ago

The UK government has exceeded targets to see a million more disabled people in work five years ahead of schedule, yet campaigners warn of the underlying disability employment gap. 

Hybrid working could drive gender promotion gap

Male tendency to prioritise the office over family time could widen gendered gaps in the workforce, according to professor of organisational psychology and health at University of Manchester Cary...

The talent crisis: panic hiring is not the answer

As the UK hits the highest number of job vacancies in 20 years business leaders are panic hiring to fill vacancies and to heal financial wounds. Yet an underlying theme predicted to surface from the...

Stress forcing women out of the workforce

Women in the UK feel more stressed today than they did a year ago, and nearly half (47%) say it is the reason they will likely leave their job in the next two years.

Pushing the boundaries of what a brilliant employer should look like

The CEO of vocational education trainer City Guilds Group Kirstie Donnelly discusses putting the sizzle back into vital jobs and how we need to push the boundaries of what a brilliant employer looks...

Apprenticeships: A helpful route into work for the disabled

As businesses of all stripes seek to widen their diversity of talent, apprenticeships are proving a useful and practical means of bringing those with disabilities into the workforce.

HR needs inclusive policies for disability pay gap to continue shrinking

New data has revealed the gap in median pay between disabled employees and non-disabled employees improved marginally between 2019-21, but is still worse than it was in 2014 – and significant pay gaps...

What makes an employee hide a pregnancy from their employer?

Everyone should be able to show up in life as their true authentic self both in their personal and professional life.

Worker safety must be key to Covid-19 inquiry

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has urged the government to focus on workplace safety and enforcement as part of the independent public inquiry into Covid-19.

LGBT+ community unsupported by employee benefits

A third of UK employers feel LGBT+ employees aren't properly supported by employee benefits.

EHRC Race Legal Support Fund: What employers need to know

In November 2021 the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launched a new legal fund to tackle race discrimination. How is being used?

Diversity & inclusion