Social mobility

Employer toolkit to support staff with autism launched

Two charities have set up a new initiative to assist young people with autism move into employment after finishing school.

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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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...

WIG’s Diversity and Inclusion Series 2021

Starting Monday 15 March, a four day conference hosted by The Whitehall and Industry Group (WIG) will examine the importance of diversity and inclusion within organisations.

Unemployment in industrial cities intensifies as coronavirus pandemic continues

The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out a decade’s worth of progress in reducing unemployment in the UK’s industrial cities, according to a new report.

Business leaders must tackle racism at work, author Reni Eddo-Lodge urges

?Leaders need to be brave enough to fight back against racism in the workplace, according to journalist and author Reni Eddo-Lodge on day one of the CIPD’s annual conference.

Why white male managers need to talk about diversity

If improving workplace diversity and inclusion isn’t on your agenda, then you need to take a different view. Many businesses are now taking a positive step in the right direction, incorporating new...

Coronavirus could spread work opportunities more equally throughout the country

People who move to London and the south-east for their career have better prospects and earn more money than those who stay in the areas where they grew up.

Disadvantaged areas see disproportionate amount of job seekers per vacancy

Twenty unemployed people are chasing every vacancy in disadvantaged areas of the UK, up from around four people per vacancy before the coronavirus hit.

Scottish employees frequently going to work when ill

Over half (55%) of Scottish employees go to work despite not feeling well enough, according to CIPD Scotland.

Black Lives Matter: now it's time to act

On 25 May there was yet another incident of police brutality where an African-American man, George Floyd, was killed by police officers in Minneapolis.