Diversity & inclusion

‘One by 2021’: FTSE 100 firms must turn intent into action

December 2020 marks one year to go to the ‘One by 2021’ target set in the 2017 Parker Review report, calling on FTSE 100 companies to have at least one ethnic minority director on their board by 2021....

Technology supplement 2020

It can be hard for HR to trust new workplace technologies, yet as HR weathers one of its most challenging years on record we look at how technology can offer a helping hand. From robot assistants...

Home truths: adapting to the new world of work

Lockdown has provided us with a nationwide remote working experiment, but it may not have been as successful as HR had hoped.

COVID-19 has delayed diversity and inclusion in workplaces

Over a third of workers (34%) believe COVID-19 has delayed efforts to improve diversity, inclusion and belonging in their company.

Advertising roles as flexible might not win over as many women as it did pre-COVID

A study for Zurich insurance suggested women are 20% more likely to apply for senior roles if the job offers flexible hours. The research - which was carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team, a...

How HR can tackle equal pay despite coronavirus set backs

Today marks the day when women in the UK effectively work for free for the rest of the year, as a result of the disparity in pay between men and women.

Gender pay gap decreases

A report from The Fawcett Society has reported that the mean gender pay gap for all employees, not just those working full-time, is 14.6% this year, down from 16.3% last year.

Does HR need to re-think the term BAME?

Companies need to start talking to their employees more openly about race and not shy away from it, say Maggie Semple and Pamela Jones, speaking at the latest London HR Connection webinar.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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