Diversity & inclusion

How HR can keep women safe after work

The issue of women’s safety in public places has been pushed into focus after the tragic death of Sarah Everard in London last month, and now businesses are pledging their support to make female...

Boris Johnson must address growing disability employment gap

Prime minister Boris Johnson has been urged to deliver a strategy to improve the employment prospects of disabled people in a new report by the CSJ Disability Commission.

How Hertfordshire County Council is prioritising D&I in its coronavirus recovery

Hertfordshire County Council has reinvigorated its D&I strategy to ensure its employees feel more valued during its coronavirus recovery.

Youth unemployment sees steepest rise in a decade

The UK has experienced the largest quarterly increase of young people not in education, employment or training (NEET) since 2011, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS).

HR must not rush D&I strategies

Businesses must build on the momentum of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement to combat racism and promote diversity, says broadcaster and BBC director of creative diversity, June Sarpong.

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The black glass ceiling – what it is and how HR can smash it

For years the expression BAME has been used to describe people with ethnicity that is not white. It was widely accepted and often at times used by members of the black community themselves.

Tech sector raises hopes for young jobseekers

A large uptake in UK tech companies hiring young people is paving the way for economic recovery after the loss of jobs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diversity and inclusion: stretching both ends of the talent pipeline

UK professions are gradually becoming reflective of our society as companies have increased hiring rates for underrepresented groups in a push to diversify their employee bases.

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Ethnic minority representation on FTSE 100 Boards on track to meet Parker Review target

Ethnic minority representation on FTSE 100 boards has increased from 52 companies to 81 in the past year.

The 'shecession' will impact your business. Here's what you can do to help

We’ve all read the headlines – the impact of the ‘shecession’ will be felt long after this pandemic is over.

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How shared parental leave is failing women

Women’s stereotypical role as primary caregivers has been exacerbated by the pandemic, with new home-schooling responsibilities being reported as having fallen predominantly on women. Shared parental...

How can HR challenge ageism in the workplace?

One in four (24%) of all unemployed people in the UK are aged over 50, and the chances of them staying unemployed is expected to rise due to the pandemic.

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