Laurence Fox and misogyny in the workplace

TV presenter Dan Wootten’s immediate response to misogynistic comments made by actor Laurence Fox on air was to laugh. This unfortunately is a typical reaction when a colleague or friend bears witness...

Class greatest barrier to career progression in financial services

Socio-economic background is more likely to impact a person’s career in financial services than gender or ethnicity, according to a report from non-profit consultancy, The Bridge Group.

Gen X least satisfied cohort at work

Generation X, aged between 41 and 56, are the least satisfied age group at work, with 16% believing they do not have a ‘good’ job, according to hiring platform Indeed.

Gender and age bias in the workforce: what can we do about it?

Building a diverse workforce is crucial for high-performing businesses, yet we continue to see roles and industries skewed towards certain age groups or genders. To change these patterns, we need to...

Who are the ‘global majority’?

The National Council of Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has adopted the term ‘people of the global majority’ to refer to all ethnic groups except white British and other white groups.

AI could help dyslexic workers progress

Almost two thirds (66%) of dyslexic professionals say AI tools can help them climb the career ladder, according to new research from LinkedIn and charity Made By Dyslexia.

Investors in People conference: Four ways to make work better

Investors in People’s Make Work Better conference yesterday (20 September) was headlined by the serial investor and Diary of a CEO podcaster, Steven Bartlett and included insight from British Airways...

Afro hair styles still considered unprofessional, study finds

Over one in 10 (12%) business decision-makers think several Afrocentric hairstyles are completely inappropriate for the workplace, according to a survey by awareness campaign World Afro Hair Day.

If we aren’t tracking flexible working… what’s the point?

In the last few years, flexible working has gone from something of a company secret to a modern-day buzzword. 

Autistic M&S worker unfairly dismissed for harassment allegation

A tribunal has found that retailer Marks & Spencer unfairly fired an autistic man after a colleague complained about his behaviour.

Bankruptcy at Birmingham City Council sparks warnings on equal pay

An effective bankruptcy at Birmingham City Council has sparked warnings about the value of equal pay in mitigating financial and legal risk and allowing employers to access vital skills.

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Government plans to push disabled workers into employment condemned

A proposal to tighten access to benefits for those unable to work due to mobility or mental health issues has been slammed by legal and HR experts.

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