Top 50 inclusive UK employers 2023 announced

West Midlands Fire Service, Money Supermarket and TalkTalk are among the winners of the 2023 Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Awards (IT50).

Making UK workplaces a level playing field for disabled people

The employment landscape for disabled people in the UK is a bleak one.

Asos is right to drop DEI targets – but for all the wrong reasons

Asos has announced that bosses will no longer need to meet diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) targets in order to receive annual bonuses. Instead, bonuses will hinge on the fashion giant meeting...

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Apprenticeships key to social mobility, HR leaders say

There is a gap between HR leaders who see the potential of apprenticeships for social mobility (85%) and those who plan to use them in the next 12 months (65%), according to a study from training...

Young employees unprotected by employment rights

Nearly three quarters (72%) of young employees aged 16 to 24 miss out on key employment rights at work, compared with just 27% aged 25 and over, according to a study by the Trades Union Congress...

Asos scraps diversity targets for bonuses

Asos has removed diversity targets from its criteria for directors to receive their bonuses to help them focus on profitability.

Dyslexic employee wins tribunal after bosses mocked writing

A former charity employee who has dyslexia was discriminated against and unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has judged.

How to avoid a Christmas party crisis

Work Christmas parties can be a fun way to celebrate the holidays, or a recipe for disaster. How can HR make sure festive cheer doesn’t turn sour?

Menopausal bus driver loses disability claim

A bus driver’s menopausal symptoms did not qualify as a disability, and her claims of unfair constructive dismissal and discrimination were rejected by the tribunal.

Breaking the silence: a spotlight on employees with hearing difficulties

Have you ‘heard’ that deafness and hearing loss are more prevalent than we think? Perhaps not, because it is rarely discussed in the media or the workplace.

Thousands of unpaid carers leaving the workplace

Workers are leaving employment in their thousands due to the demands of unpaid care, according to research from Carers UK.

Sexual abusers in NHS ‘untouchable’, female doctors report

A group of female NHS doctors have said known perpetrators of sexual violence are tolerated or regarded as untouchable.