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How do you make a pay gap action plan?

Our resident D&I expert Huma Qazi tackles the question of employees who deny their own privilege.

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.

How to make work more accessible for disabled employees: Inside BDF's new guide

The Business Disability Forum (BDF) has today (12 March) published a new guide to help employers improve access for the 1.85 billion people globally with disabilities.

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.

Are compulsory retirement ages discriminatory? 

The issue of age in the workplace, specifically compulsory retirement ages, is a minefield for employers to navigate.

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...

Menopause in the workplace: liability risks for employers 

The treatment of women experiencing menopause in the workplace is coming under increased public scrutiny, having been central to several employment tribunal cases and the subject of an inquiry by the...

How do we normalise standing up against racism and bias at work?

The allegations of racism made by Azeem Rafiq against current and former members of Yorkshire County Cricket Club are deeply troubling. Likewise, so are the anti-Semitic tweets posted by Rafiq 10...

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...

Employment tribunal rules on side of care home against unvaccinated employee

The Employment Tribunal (ET) has found that in the case of Allette (A) v Scarsdale Grange Nursing Home, the dismissal of a care home employee for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in January...

Diversity more important than pay, say advertising graduates

A poll of 100 newly qualified young people hoping to work in the ad-industry has revealed the significant extent to which working for diverse employers now trumps pay.