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Employees more tolerant about religion than general public

Employees are more likely to show tolerance and understanding of religious beliefs than the general population, according to new research.

Supporting LGBT+ staff in the wake of cancelled London Pride

News of London Pride's cancellation for the second year due to coronavirus restrictions is a blow to many in the LGBT+ community.

ESG and the role of HR

Data is starting to show a positive correlation between solid environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice and financial performance. In the UK alone, investors piled £2.9 billion into ESG...

Cripwashing and the illusion of inclusion

With the publication of the UK government's National Disability Strategy in July and the Paralympics taking place this month, disability will briefly be in the spotlight this summer. It is a real...

D&I clinic: How can HR encourage disclosure of protected characteristics?

Our resident D&I expert Huma Qazi advises HR on how to encourage candidate to disclose protected characteristics and how to avoid dividing the workforce through remote work.

Workplace training – getting it right

The recent case of 'Allay v Gehlen' in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) shines the spotlight on workplace training. Training is done for various reasons –including because it is a legal...

Ramadan – why Muslims fast and simple ways to support them at work

The month of Ramadan has begun and presents an ideal opportunity to engage with your Muslim employees and colleagues. Ramadan can appear strange if you are not familiar with this particular pillar of...

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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Why corporates need to go further with understanding the faith agenda

A plurality of thought is one of the many wonderful benefits of the UK’s democratic system, but in recent times, a feeling that goes beyond plurality has emerged: it is a feeling of division, on a...

Better LGBT+ programmes needed to avoid conflicts

LGBT+ employees are experiencing high levels of conflict and low levels of psychological safety in the workplace, according to new research by the CIPD.

HR’s conflict management is lacking in charities

The bullying of marginalised people working in voluntary and not-for-profit organisations has raised critical questions about the state of equality and inclusion in the third sector.

Number of black FTSE 100 leaders drops to zero due to "vanilla boys' club" of senior leaders

The number of black people at the top of Britain's biggest companies has fallen to zero, as new research has found that there are fewer black people at the top of FTSE 100 firms than ever before.