Gender bias

Half of women may be forced to work beyond retirement age

Older female workers fear that a state pension may not be enough to live off when they reach retirement age.

White males dangerously under-represented at board level

White men are now seriously under-represented at board level, according to new research by men’s rights activists.

What challenges do queer women face in the workplace?

Statistics around inequality for women in the workplace are both easy to find and damning, like the fact that in 2021, the average gender pay gap among full-time employees was 7.9%. 

CV-based hiring a barrier to women's recruitment

Women with the skills to make it to the top are being kept from realising their potential by CV-based hiring processes.

12 months of 2021: April

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

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Caitlin Moran: Equality is not a luxury

As HR knowns equality is a necessity, it can be frustrating for them trying to bring the workplace along with them. Caitlin Moran’s closing keynote at this year’s CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition...

UK employees fear losing their jobs due to EDI programmes

Almost a third (31%) of UK employees fear they will lose their job if their organisation becomes more diverse and inclusive, according to new research by Dynata.

Gender diversity? We’re still failing miserably and have to do more

When people think about industries that have successfully championed gender diversity, the tech sector has to hang its head in shame.

Could women's golf lessons be a hole-in-one for equality?

Last week The Times reported that senior women at professional services firm EY feared being excluded at work as a lot of the professional networking between male colleagues happens on the golf...

A man’s view on stopping misogyny at work

Misogyny is a scary word for many men. It is often described as woman-hating but the dictionary describes it as a contempt for or an ingrained prejudice against women. If it’s only associated with the...

Most businesses' job adverts contain 'male bias'

More than half (60%) of businesses exhibit male bias in job adverts as a result of gendered language, according to research by Adzuna