Inequality

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.

Majority of women of colour in the UK have faced racism at work

The majority (75%) of women of colour in the UK have experienced racism at work, causing some to change their language, clothes or hair to better fit in.

How HR can pioneer equal pay

Gender pay gap reporting in the UK has been mandatory since 2017, but progress remains slow - how can HR professionals challenge the status quo to improve pay parity for all?

Publishing salaries openly reduces gender pay gap

Publicly displaying employee salaries can significantly reduce pay inequities according to a study of nearly 100,000 academics across the US.

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%. 

Employers pledge support for action on social mobility

More than a hundred leading employers, including Morgan Stanley, British Airways and Bloomberg, have pledged support for a ten-point social mobility action plan.

Low-income workers relying on Universal Credit rise to 1.3 million

The number of workers on Universal Credit (UC) has increased by 1.3 million since the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic, a rise of 130%.

Low earners prefer working from home, but suffer financially for it

Research has indicated for the first time that low-paid workers benefit overwhelmingly from working at home, yet companies could do more to support them.

Coronavirus permanently damaged part-time worker's roles

Despite the widespread adoption of remote working, the pandemic has worsened part-time workers’ abilities to get the flexible arrangements they need.

UK's largest occupations driving gender pay gap

Eight in 10 (83%) of the UK’s most popular jobs, including those in retail, care and admin, have a gender pay gap in favour of men.

Third sector organisations fail to pay living wage

Many charities and other third sector institutions are not paying all of their workers above the Living Wage, despite some being set up to help those most in need.