Diversity & inclusion

Gender equality is the largest challenge post-coronavirus

Data is already showing that the risk of a She-cession as a result of the pandemic is real. Not only have women taken on more responsibilities at home – schooling and caring for children and elderly...

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Institutional racism still rife in the workplace, says TUC

Institutional racism in the UK labour market traps too many black and minority ethnic workers in poverty, insecurity and low pay, says the TUC.

Women discriminated against at work for starting families

Employers are discriminating against women who may go onto have children, according to new research by women’s charity Young Women’s Trust.

Lack of menopause support at work pushing women to resign

Nearly half (45%) of working women with menopause consider retiring or taking a break from work, yet employer support could help keep them in the workforce.

New guidance to help HR with Race at Work Charter released

The CIPD and Business in the Community (BITC) have issued new guidance to help employers meet the Race at Work Charter.

Caring for a disabled child while working: how HR can help

How many of the employees in your workforce are carers of a disabled child? No judgement if you are unaware - statistics and standard carer categories don’t often differentiate between unpaid carers...

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.

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