Diversity & inclusion

Racial equity: What to do when you fear saying the wrong thing

You want to support your black colleagues and build a more just, equitable workplace. But you’re concerned that an inappropriate word will upset or alienate your black colleagues, expose you and your...

Menopause – three actions HR can take today to support their workforce

Monday 18th October is World Menopause Day. But while this stage of life which impacts half the population is now being discussed, what practical steps can HR make to support their employees?

Black grads need backing, not just recruitment

Employers cannot encourage racial equality merely by hiring young black people and hoping for the best.

Succeeding as a black woman in business

I was born and raised in Nigeria where I lived and went to school. I am the second of five children and was born into a very professional and entrepreneurial family.

Ageism blocking benefits of an intergenerational workforce

A wave of over 50s made redundant at the end of the furlough scheme might see themselves locked out of work by ageism in the recruitment process, the Centre for Ageing Better has warned.

The Body Shop to recruit on first-come first-serve basis

The Body Shop is launching a new policy for recruiting candidates offering roles on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of background, and without any interview or CV required.

Gender pay gap figures skewed by furlough

Yesterday (5 October) was the deadline for UK businesses to submit 2021's gender pay gap reporting, however furlough is expected to have skewed this year's figures.

Cancel culture is putting dialogue in crisis

There is a crisis in dialogue at the moment, which has seeped from wider society into companies and organisations.

Poor strategy crippling D&I efforts

Over half (51%) of SMEs don’t have a process for setting diversity hiring goals, according to a new report.

Removing the 'opt-in' process will close leadership gender gap

Employers can eliminate their gender gaps by assuming everyone is interested in a leadership position, rather than asking them to apply if interested.

How to get Black History Month right

This Black History Month is particularly special because it is a year since the murder of George Floyd and we are in the middle of a period when employees and their families are adjusting to the...

Improve workplace culture to tackle sexual harassment, finds report

Sexual harassment is more effectively tackled when treated as a symptom of workplace culture, rather than as an issue of individual behaviour.

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