Diversity & inclusion

Majority of HR leaders are beginners when it comes to D&I, finds Josh Bersin

A study by Josh Bersin analysts has found that HR professionals are not well trained to support diversity, equality and inclusion (EDI) initiatives and managerial issues.

Better LGBT+ programmes needed to avoid conflicts

LGBT+ employees are experiencing high levels of conflict and low levels of psychological safety in the workplace, according to new research by the CIPD.

Is using umbrella terms such as BAME, LGBT+ and disabled hindering inclusion efforts?

Does HR’s way of categorising employees improve inclusivity or create further divides? Jo Gallacher asks in this issue’s cover story.

Diversity action in the UK faces regional divide following Black Lives Matter

There's a national divide when it comes to the importance of diversity in the workplace in response to the Black Lives Matter protests that took place in 2020.

The Handford Parish Council viral zoom meeting showcased everyday sexism at work

A video of a chaotic parish council meeting went viral last week. After ten months of living and working through a pandemic, many of us could relate to the new challenges we face navigating an online...

Why creating a diverse workforce may mean ripping up the rule book

The business case for diversity is well established. Over the last year, the increased focus on race and ethnicity has led many companies to realise that their current policies and approach to...

HR's leadership lessons to take into 2021: part two

2020 provided some steep learning curves for HR. The national lockdowns meant that the world of work was thrown into full remote working and HR teams had to react fast to support their teams.

Twenty years on: the continuing fight for LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace

Twenty years ago Stonewall started talking to employers about what was then a taboo topic: workplace inclusion.

Number of black FTSE 100 leaders drops to zero due to "vanilla boys' club" of senior leaders

The number of black people at the top of Britain's biggest companies has fallen to zero, as new research has found that there are fewer black people at the top of FTSE 100 firms than ever before.

How HR can improve LGBT+ employees' access to international assignments

?Recent research by Open for Business found that numerous companies were not providing LGBT+ employees with enough knowledge and resources on the local laws and culture for international assignments.

Unemployment in industrial cities intensifies as coronavirus pandemic continues

The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out a decade’s worth of progress in reducing unemployment in the UK’s industrial cities, according to a new report.

Over 45s need more HR support to navigate reskilling

The coronavirus pandemic has sparked a wave of career switching among workers over 45 year-olds in the UK, according to new research by Microsoft.

Diversity & inclusion