It's only right to respect others' wrong views

Religion and belief are protected characteristics under the UK Equality Act. In theory, it’s a simple and obvious enough idea: someone should not be discriminated against or harassed at work because...

Psychological safety lessons from the LGBT+ community

Bringing your whole self to work isn't a new conversation. It is one we have been having for years within the LGBTQ+ community and behind closed doors in workplaces.

Employers threatened by “ticking time-bomb” of pay claims

The Equal Pay Act was introduced in the UK more than half a century ago, and yet many organisations still fail to pay male and female staff equally. Birmingham City Council, for one, is being forced...

How to ensure diverse strengths with lockdown-affected graduates

Attracting and retaining the right mix of university and college graduates is fundamental to driving a diverse pipeline of talent for any organisation. But this year, it’s more complicated.

Achieving gender parity requires commitment from leadership

Over the course of my career, I have had the opportunity to work in leadership roles for large, global companies across sectors spanning oil and gas, mining and, most recently, engineering and...

Breastfeeding at work recommendations published by WHO

UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have issued a joint statement emphasising the need for greater breastfeeding support at work during World Breastfeeding Week (1-7 August 2023).

How to stop generalising generations without ignoring them

Each time a new generation comes of age, we’re overloaded with a whole bunch of stereotypes about them. We’re sent countless news articles proclaiming they’re resourceful (Gen X), they’re entitled...

Why your diversity strategy might not be working

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) have been on the HR radar for years, but the impact of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020 meant it immediately became a priority for businesses. And rightly...

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Ethnicity motherhood penalty study released by Fawcett Society

Across all ethnicities, mothers earn an average of 45% less than women without children, but the report found there are greater gaps and additional barriers for mothers from minoritised ethnicities.

Ethnicity pay gap reporting in the US and UK and the power of pay auditing

When working on closing the gender pay gap, the UK and the US do stand out by looking beyond gender. They consider ethnic identity as another indicator of pay disparity: the ethnic pay gap.

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New guide for discussing racism published

A new guide for how to talk about racism has been published by research initiative Reframing Race.

Closing the gender pay gap will empower women and deliver economic growth

If we want to be a high-growth country, we might start by tackling a problem which is as old as capitalism itself: the gender pay gap.