Diversity & inclusion

UK pledges £8 million to plug autism employment gap

The UK government has pledged £7.6m in funding to local authorities to help autistic adults get into work, after reaching its target for disabled people in work.

Is D&I having too much sway on hiring decisions?

Proper investment in education could help eleminate the need for diversity and inclusion (D&I) to dictate who gets hired for which roles.

Non-binary representation boosted by targets

Non-binary employees are better represented in the workplace when backed by an organisation which sets goals specifically to help them.

What makes a successful chief diversity officer?

Despite Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg recently branding diversity officers as "a job creation scheme by the woke, for the woke", there is no doubt that there has been a significant increase in the...

The evolution of LGBT+ law 

In 1967, the Sexual Offences Act decriminalised same-sex acts in private between men aged over 21 in England and Wales (this would not be legalised in Scotland or Northern Ireland until more than a...

How Mental Health First Aid England became a top employer for women

This year we had the brilliant news that Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England placed in the top 100 UK Best Workplaces for Women 2022 (medium-sized organisations). Here's how we achieved the status....

Stonewall and HR: why can’t we be friends?

Once upon a time, employers queued round the block to have their inclusivity initiatives recognised by Stonewall. But has the LGBT+ rights charity now gone too far and is it beginning to alienate...

Ethnicity pay gap persists regardless of high company pay levels

Male employees from ethnic minority backgrounds are earning on average 10% less than their white colleagues within the same workplace, according to Bayes Business School research.

"Pushy" solicitor wins unfair dismissal tribunal

A London solicitor has been awarded £150,000 after successful claims of unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, inequality of pay and victimisation at an employment tribunal.

Hot topic: Do employers need to take a stand on pronouns? Part two

Declaring pronouns at work has become more common, yet banking group Halifax received plenty of public backlash when it announced employees could wear name badges which included preferred pronouns.

Hot topic: Do employers need to take a stand on pronouns? Part one

Declaring pronouns at work has become more common, yet banking group Halifax received plenty of public backlash when it announced employees could wear name badges which included preferred pronouns.

Rees-Mogg slams diversity officers as "by the woke, for the woke"

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised the diversity officers in the civil service, suggesting they have little impact on the workforce.

Diversity & inclusion