Diversity & inclusion

Coronavirus pandemic worsens unemployment crisis for older workers

A new report by the Resolution Foundation has found the cost of being made redundant is especially high for older workers.

HR Lunchtime Debate on employee belonging now available on demand

Creating a sense of belonging is about more than just celebrating differences in your organisation, it’s a question of authenticity.

Why businesses can’t forget about disability equality, despite the COVID-19 challenges

While the COVID crisis has been testing for us all, those with disabilities have been badly hit, with many losing income or their ability to work. What can HR do to ensure they don’t get left behind?

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Employers must gain the trust of disabled employees to collect their data

Employers need to work on building trust and understanding if they want to have an accurate depiction of their disabled workforce.

What's in a name? How employees change their names to fit in

This month, Thandiwe Newton announced she was changing the spelling of her name back to its original after a misspelling in the credits of a movie resulted in it being anglicised for three decades.

HR not doing enough to combat sexist behaviour in the workplace

HR teams are not taking enough preventive measures to stop cases of sexism and sexual harassment taking place in the workplace.

Coronavirus widens gap between black and white youth employment

Young black people are now three times more likely to be unemployed than young white people since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disability needs to be higher on the D&I agenda

HR has a unique opportunity post-pandemic to drive the importance of disability inclusion in the workplace, says Business Disability Forum's CEO, Diane Lightfoot.

Pandemic highlights need for gender inclusive parental leave

Volvo's announcement of 24 weeks paid parental leave for all genders highlights the shift in business mindset when it comes to employee benefits.

Rescuing older workers from the post-COVID scrapheap

The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the UK’s economy into the deepest slump since quarterly records began, with the country officially entering a recession for the first time since the 2008 financial...

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Retail staff in need of deaf awareness training

HR leaders have been urged to think of lip readers as businesses prepare to reopen.

Diversity and inclusion at AstraZeneca

Perhaps more than ever, the global response to COVID-19 has seen the work of the pharmaceutical industry placed under the spotlight.

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