Diversity & inclusion

Are performative allies blocking your progress towards race equity?

Following the murder of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests, many individuals and organisations have stepped up their efforts to become an ally against racism.

AstraZeneca CEO Pascal Soriot earned 86 times more than a key worker during the pandemic

The annual pay of FTSE 100 chief executives still equates to more than what a UK worker would earn in a lifetime, despite the rate falling during the pandemic.

Inclusive recruitment needs continuous improvement

Embedding diversity and inclusion into businesses has come on leaps and bounds in recent years – it’s been exciting to watch as companies have developed strategies to increase representation of many...

Diversity is not a problem, it's an opportunity

Diversity and inclusion have been on the agenda for a long time and there has been a degree of success in addressing the issue. According to the Parker Review Committee, 81 of FTSE 100 companies had...

Disabled employees feel unsafe returning to work

Research by disability equality charity Scope has found only 2% of disabled people feel safe following the end of COVID-19 restrictions.

Period stigma costing UK business billions

A lack of period polices is costing UK businesses over £6 billion a year, as women still feel unable to discuss PMS in the workplace.

Racist abuse faced by celebrities like Marcus Rashford in Euro 2020 help boost workplace diversity initiatives

Over half (59%) of Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers believe momentum behind workplace diversity and inclusion would fizzle out without cases of racism against celebrities.

UK women hit by gender pension gap at every stage of their career

The gender pension gap is already at 17% at the beginning of a women’s career and increases to 56% towards their retirement.

Breastfeeding still taboo in the workplace

Less than half (43%) of UK employers are comfortable with breastfeeding at work, according to new research by HR consultancy Peninsula.

Outlook inequality is holding back young talent

Businesses need young, diverse talent, but many struggle to find them. Not because young people don’t want the roles on offer, but because many discount themselves from opportunities before they’ve...

Supply chains are the missing link in D&I

Are organisations doing enough to promote diversity and inclusion on their supply chains? In short, no.

Millions of UK employees trapped in low paid and insecure work

The Living Wage Foundation (LWF) has found 12% of the UK population, around 3.7 million people, are in low paid and insecure work.

Diversity & inclusion