Diversity & inclusion

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.

Tech sector raises hopes for young jobseekers

A large uptake in UK tech companies hiring young people is paving the way for economic recovery after the loss of jobs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Diversity and inclusion: stretching both ends of the talent pipeline

UK professions are gradually becoming reflective of our society as companies have increased hiring rates for underrepresented groups in a push to diversify their employee bases.

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Ethnic minority representation on FTSE 100 Boards on track to meet Parker Review target

Ethnic minority representation on FTSE 100 boards has increased from 52 companies to 81 in the past year.

The 'shecession' will impact your business. Here's what you can do to help

We’ve all read the headlines – the impact of the ‘shecession’ will be felt long after this pandemic is over.

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How shared parental leave is failing women

Women’s stereotypical role as primary caregivers has been exacerbated by the pandemic, with new home-schooling responsibilities being reported as having fallen predominantly on women. Shared parental...

How can HR challenge ageism in the workplace?

One in four (24%) of all unemployed people in the UK are aged over 50, and the chances of them staying unemployed is expected to rise due to the pandemic.

Eliminating the zero-sum game mindset will accelerate workplace diversity

For a number of years, businesses have been working to embed diversity initiatives and inclusive behaviours into their culture, increasing awareness and understanding of the benefits a diverse...

Is 2021 finally the year women can discuss menopause in the workplace?

It is increasingly clear to me, since I became peri-menopausal, that we do not have nearly enough conversations about how this monumental life event, the menopause, affects our working habits.

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Scepticism over gender pay gap remains high among British public

Some members of the British public are still not convinced that the gender pay gap exists, with 18% of Brits saying the gap is an example of political correctness going too far.

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Why we must all choose to challenge for International Women's Day

International Women’s Day 2021 (IWD) is an opportunity to reflect on the progress both Diageo and society have made towards improving gender equality. But the unprecedented challenges of the last...

HR has the opportunity to help progress women at work

Coronavirus presents an opportunity for HR to create a culture that encourages women's progression, despite the pandemic's detrimental impact on gender equality in the workplace.

Diversity & inclusion