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LGBT+ community unsupported by employee benefits

A third of UK employers feel LGBT+ employees aren't properly supported by employee benefits.

How employers can get involved with social mobility

We believe social mobility must be driven by equitable access to good work; at the very least, this means work that is fairly rewarded and gives people the means to securely make a living.

Stonewall CEO: creating a safe space for ideas key to trans inclusion

Senior leadership involvement is vital to ensure trans inclusivity at work, and HR can help, says LGBT+ charity Stonewall.

Living openly as a trans woman in the workplace

Lying, they say, is harder work than telling the truth. But the sad truth is that for LGBT+ people, bad work environments end up making liars of us all.

What challenges do queer women face in the workplace?

Statistics around inequality for women in the workplace are both easy to find and damning, like the fact that in 2021, the average gender pay gap among full-time employees was 7.9%. 

Why discomfort is key to embracing diversity

We recently took a bit of a leap, employing staff who didn’t come from the agency world, or what you might call ‘normal’ recruitment channels.

How to make employee activism work for your organisation

Workplace activism is here to stay and, if handled correctly, can energise and improve your workforce, according to Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, associate professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and...

To achieve LGBT+ inclusion, businesses must continue to learn and evolve

LGBT+ History month (February) provides the chance to learn about the history of the movement, express solidarity with those still without rights around the world, reflect on the progress that’s been...

Top employers for LGBT+ inclusion in 2022 listed by Stonewall

Lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBT+) rights charity Stonewall has published its top 100 employers for LGBTQ+ inclusion in 2022.

Why identity politics and safe spaces are being dangerously misused

In September 2020, the smartly named #BAMEOver Live debate took place which set out to answer the question, ‘What do we want to be called?’ Afterwards the organisers surveyed more than 1,000 more...

How to drive diversity and inclusion with the lighthouse effect

Over the past two years, perceptions on diversity, equity and inclusion have changed dramatically, driven by globally recognised turning-points such as the murder of George Floyd, and the growing...

Are quotas really the answer for DE&I? 

In the last 20 years, I have had the opportunity to experience first-hand the people agenda in organisations ranging from family-owned businesses to global franchises, and FTSE-listed companies with...