Equality, diversity & inclusion lessons from the 2021 IES annual conference

HR magazine attended the Institute for Employment Studies’ annual conference this week (Thurs 10 June), which this year focussed on equality, diversity and inclusion.

Why most corporate diversity strategies fail and how to ensure yours doesn't

In 2021, it’s saddening to think FTSE 100 companies are still home to fewer than ten female CEOs, and to no black leaders at all.

Creating a sense of belonging at work

Building a business culture that workers genuinely feel they belong within requires more than half-hearted initiatives, according to our HR Lunchtime Debate panel – belonging must be built in at...

Roadmap out of lockdown: where next for HR? Questions answered

As the UK ploughs forward on its roadmap out of lockdown, HR leaders will be transitioning to the next stage of recovery – shaping working practices not just for survival but for the long term.

Case study: EY's commitment to diversity and inclusion

Ernst & Young Global, commonly known as EY, was first formed in 1989 through a merger between accounting firms Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co.

Hiring ex-offenders could help solve skills shortages

As the hospitality sector faces uncertainty over skills shortages, employers could benefit from hiring ex-offenders, according to research from Caterer.com

Graduate schemes falling short on diversity

Recent graduates feel grad schemes are outdated and don't offer all applicants a fair chance, according to research

AI key to talent management

Almost a third (29%) of HR managers believe artificial intelligence and robotic process automation will be the greatest opportunity for their business from a talent management perspective

Jess Phillips: Policies for women at work are stuck in the 1950s

We must end outdated employment practices that disadvantage women, said Labour MP and co-chair of the Women and Work All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Jess Phillips at the launch of a new report

Middle market companies confident about hiring

Middle market businesses worldwide are showing signs of optimism as they prioritise AI and attracting diverse talent, research from EY has found

Hospitality must do more to improve gender equality

Hospitality faces a complex and unique set of problems when it comes to the representation of women, according to Women in Hospitality chair Tea Colaianni

Recruiters call for changes to hiring process in 2018

Interview auditions, interviews in casual settings, and virtual reality assessments were all cited as upcoming trends