How is HR supporting pandemic graduates in the workplace?

Young people who grew up and studied during the pandemic may require more support with confidence, communication and concentration according to experts.

Neurodiversity: a legal perspective

Around one in seven people in the UK are neurodivergent, but representation in the workplace remains low, and barriers to entry and career progression persist.

'Reasonable' adjustments just aren't reasonable

Your current approach to responding to reasonable adjustments may be limiting rather than enabling your people.

Ethnic and LGBTQ+ representation in UK leadership soars

Ethnic representation on leadership teams rose from 59% to 81% between May 2022 and 2023, while the number of companies with LGBTQ+ leadership has risen from 34% to 56% in the same time period,...

Is Keir Starmer right about communication's ability to break the ‘class ceiling’?

Labour leader Keir Starmer has vowed to improve children’s speaking skills to help breakdown class barriers in the UK, but is better oracy the key to improving social mobility?

Ill-health top reason UK women expect to leave work before retirement

Almost a third (29%) of UK women expect to leave work before state pension age, with 42% expecting this to be due to health or wellbeing, according to a new study from the British Standards...

Turning the tide on Pride

I was lucky to attend the European OD Network conference recently which was a great excuse to stay in a hotel. Since lockdown my work-related travel is minimal so I made the most of the buffet...

It’s time we redefined what professional means

When I set up Lightning Travel Recruitment I had a clear goal in mind: to consciously connect humans with businesses to help both thrive. What does that mean?

Times names top 50 employers for gender equality

The Times has announced the 50 best employers for gender equality, with Deloitte, Nestle and Ofcom all ranked. The list was drawn up in partnership with charity Business in the Community.

Disabled workers 1.5 times more likely to be in severely insecure work

Disabled workers are one and a half times more likely to be in severely insecure work than non-disabled workers, according to new research. 

Currys paid gender reassignment benefit celebrated by inclusion experts

Currys’ offer of paid gender reassignment leave, announced alongside a broader set of diversity and inclusion policies, is a great move say inclusion and HR experts.

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More young black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani women join top jobs, but pay gap remains

The number of young (16-25) black, Bangladeshi and Pakistani (BBP) women in the three highest paying occupations more than doubled over the past decade to 14% of the workforce.