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HR leaders featured in 2024 new year honours list

A number of HR leaders have been recognised in the New Year Honours List for 2024, which aims to recognise exceptional achievements from people across the country.

Wanting to ‘hire fewer white men’ not discrimation, tribunal finds

A prospective HR lead who was told in a job interview that the company wanted to hire “fewer white men” has lost a race and discrimination suit at the employment tribunal.

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.

Half of workers would ask for flexible work on day one

Half (49%) of UK workers would consider asking for flexible working on day one of a new job, according to research from flexible working social enterprise, Timewise.

How to break the diverse leadership paradox

Many businesses have made progress on improving gender equality, but ethnic minority representation still lags behind.

Hot topic part two: Do diverse hires lead to more inclusive policies?

Succeeding Boris Johnson, prime minister Liz Truss has been hailed for appointing one of the most diverse cabinets in UK history.

Hot topic part one: Do diverse hires lead to more inclusive policies?

Succeeding Boris Johnson, new prime minister Liz Truss has been hailed for appointing one of the most diverse cabinets in UK history.

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.

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.

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.

HR needs to take accountability for black representation

This week marked the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death - why aren’t we seeing more black leaders at the top of UK organisations?

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.