Time for action: breaking down barriers to gender equality in business

In the wake of the recently released Fortune 500 Europe list, the glaring statistic that women CEOs constitute only 7% of the total is cause for concern. When we delve deeper and look at factors such...

LGBT+ graduates want to be out at work

Three quarters of LGBT+ students and graduates are reluctant to join companies where they can’t be out at work, according to research by the LGBT+ business community, myGwork.

Why childcare needs to become an employer priority

Sadly, the recent news that almost a quarter of a million female workers are considering leaving their jobs due to a lack of adequate childcare support has come as little surprise.

Young people turning down jobs over transport and uniform costs

Research found 5% of young people who are unemployed had to turn down a job because they cannot afford the costs to start, including rent, transport or uniform, according to NatWest and the Prince’s...

Turning intentions into outcomes: how businesses can make DE&I meaningful 

Over the last decade, we’ve seen inequalities brought to the fore and only exacerbated by socioeconomic challenges.

Access to Work will be digitalised from April 2024

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that from April 2024, disabled people will be able to apply for Access to Work grants online.

Ageism most commonly experienced at work, study finds

People in their 50s and 60s experience ageism most commonly at work, according to research from the Centre for Ageing Better.

Best of HR books: January 2024

From women over 50 to hierarchies at work, we delve into new book releases to find out what HR has been reading.

HR leaders featured in 2024 new year honours list

A number of HR leaders have been recognised in the New Year Honours List for 2024, which aims to recognise exceptional achievements from people across the country.

Women are most likely to be underemployed, research finds

Women are among the groups of UK workers who are most likely to be affected by underemployment, according to research from the Underemployment Project, a sociological investigation of underemployment.

Lack of diversity more expensive than ever

Diverse companies are more likely than ever to outperform their less diverse peers, according to a series of reports by business consultancy McKinsey.

How to motivate mid-life employees to save for retirement

Visualising retirement is key to maintain pension saving for employees aged 45 to 54, according to thinktank Phoenix insights.