Diversity

Stonewall and HR: why can’t we be friends?

Once upon a time, employers queued round the block to have their inclusivity initiatives recognised by Stonewall. But has the LGBT+ rights charity now gone too far and is it beginning to alienate...

Sky employee wins discrimination case against diversity officer

A Sky employee has won £14,000 in an employment tribunal after being told by her diversity officer colleague that she must have experienced discrimination because she is of Latino heritage.

Rees-Mogg slams diversity officers as "by the woke, for the woke"

Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg has criticised the diversity officers in the civil service, suggesting they have little impact on the workforce.

Unfairness driving away black employees

Black workers are more likely to experience unfair working conditions than their white counterparts, leading them to leave their jobs.

Leaders of colour undermined by positive discrimination

Black and Asian workers in senior leadership positions feel their work is being undermined when hired under the guise of diversity.

Social mobility: The route less travelled in D&I, part two

Employers are getting to grips with social mobility as part of building a fairer workplace. Beau Jackson reports on the pitfalls HR needs to be aware of when taking its first steps.

Social mobility: The route less travelled in diversity and inclusion

Employers are getting to grips with social mobility as part of building a fairer workplace. Beau Jackson reports on the pitfalls HR needs to be aware of when taking its first steps.

Festival of Work 2022: day two round up

The CIPD 2022 Festival of Work returned to Olympia Kensington for the first time since 2019 featuring keynotes from Elizabeth Day and Ruby McGregor-Smith.

EU Directive demands third of board members are women by 2026

European employers will have to report minimum percentages of women on their boards following an agreement in Brussels by the European Council after a decade of preparation and numerous roadblocks.

Workplace equality falling behind in UK

The UK is one of the worst countries for promoting equality in the workplace, according to research from health company Essity.

Is the workplace more trans-inclusive than society?

In the wider world the transgender community is not still experiencing enough support and inclusion and there is a new surge in rhetoric, harassment and discrimination, and a huge wedge between gender...

Have workplaces changed since George Floyd?

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis in May 2020 had an enormous impact on society, including British workforces, yet change has not been sustained.