Diversity & inclusion

Diversity and inclusion remains CEO’s top priority in pandemic – yet employees feel unsupported

Nine out of 10 CEOs have said that diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) remains a moderate, very important, or top priority during coronavirus, yet the climate is proving challenging to progress.

COVID-19 can break the HR director’s glass ceiling

We are living in unprecedented times but where there is chaos and uncertainty there is also opportunity. Alongside transforming working constructs, HR leaders must grasp the chance to change how they...

Job flexibility helps narrow gender pay gap as women apply for more senior roles

The option to work part-time, job share or flexibly could be fundamental to helping close the gender pay gap, finds a new study by Zurich insurance and the government-backed Behavioural Insights Team.

Remote work could be damaging relations between different ethnic groups in England and Wales

Remote working is preventing employees from mixing and socialising with colleagues from different ethnicities.

Business leaders must tackle racism at work, author Reni Eddo-Lodge urges

?Leaders need to be brave enough to fight back against racism in the workplace, according to journalist and author Reni Eddo-Lodge on day one of the CIPD’s annual conference.

BAME workers have been under-protected during the pandemic

BAME workers in the UK have been ‘overexposed, under-protected, stigmatised and overlooked’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The effect of COVID-19 on hidden disabilities

?The Health Foundation has discovered that more than two thirds of adults in the UK report feeling worried about the effects of the pandemic upon their lives.

Concerning disability unemployment rate needs urgent government action

Thousands of disabled employees have lost their jobs in the past year due to coronavirus, leading to calls for immediate government intervention.

The nine 'levers' you need to pull if you're serious about inclusion

At the current rate of progress with inclusion, it won't be our daughters who stand the same chance as our sons of being the next CEOs. It won't even be our granddaughters. It will be our...

Addressing gender imbalance in hospitality

?The latest research by a team of researchers from the University of Greenwich and the University of Surrey offers practical recommendations to fight gender inequalities in the workplace.

Mandatory gender pay gap reporting needs extending, say MPs

A group of MPs have called for mandatory gender pay gap reporting to be widened to include businesses with 100 employees or more.

Government pressed to consider coronavirus’ long-term impact on employee health

More research into the coronavirus pandemic’s long-term impact on employees' health and career development is needed, according to The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA).

Diversity & inclusion