Diversity & inclusion

Women hired at a slower rate than men during coronavirus

?Women have had a tougher time getting hired than men due to the impact COVID-19 has had on businesses.

COVID-19 could help to level the playing field for the disabled workforce

Working from home due to the pandemic has meant that more jobs are opened up to those with disabilities, however it may not go far enough.

Building back better with disability inclusive policies

The United Nations’ International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December) is an opportunity to highlight the many contributions that disabled people make to our economy, our workplaces and...

‘One by 2021’: FTSE 100 firms must turn intent into action

December 2020 marks one year to go to the ‘One by 2021’ target set in the 2017 Parker Review report, calling on FTSE 100 companies to have at least one ethnic minority director on their board by 2021....

Gender-fluid and non-binary ruling in Jaguar Land Rover case calls for a rewrite of equality policies

An employment tribunal against Jaguar Land Rover has broken new ground in ensuring the protection of gender-fluid employees from discrimination under the Equality Act.

Technology supplement 2020

It can be hard for HR to trust new workplace technologies, yet as HR weathers one of its most challenging years on record we look at how technology can offer a helping hand. From robot assistants...

Home truths: adapting to the new world of work

Lockdown has provided us with a nationwide remote working experiment, but it may not have been as successful as HR had hoped.

COVID-19 has delayed diversity and inclusion in workplaces

Over a third of workers (34%) believe COVID-19 has delayed efforts to improve diversity, inclusion and belonging in their company.

Advertising roles as flexible might not win over as many women as it did pre-COVID

A study for Zurich insurance suggested women are 20% more likely to apply for senior roles if the job offers flexible hours. The research - which was carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team, a...

How HR can tackle equal pay despite coronavirus set backs

Today marks the day when women in the UK effectively work for free for the rest of the year, as a result of the disparity in pay between men and women.

Gender pay gap decreases

A report from The Fawcett Society has reported that the mean gender pay gap for all employees, not just those working full-time, is 14.6% this year, down from 16.3% last year.

Does HR need to re-think the term BAME?

Companies need to start talking to their employees more openly about race and not shy away from it, say Maggie Semple and Pamela Jones, speaking at the latest London HR Connection webinar.

Diversity & inclusion