All items: Equality and human rights

  • HMRC shines in Diversity and Inclusion

    10 May 2016

    HMRC impressed the judges and received the Award for Diversity and Inclusion at the Personnel Today Awards 2015.

  • Sodexo signs international trade union rights agreement

    9 February 2012

    Sodexo, the France-based on-site services multinational, signed an international framework agreement on trade union and bargaining rights in December 2011, covering 390,000 employees worldwide. Earlier in the year, it had signed a national framework agreement on partnership working with UK unions.

  • Retaining female talent: support for parents brings rewards at Citi

    11 January 2012

    Finance group Citi wants to increase the proportion of senior women in its workforce and has developed award-winning, family-friendly support programmes for parents of young children to help achieve this goal.

  • Pay harmony on single status at Newcastle City Council

    17 December 2010

    It has taken a decade for an equality-proofed pay and grading structure to be negotiated and implemented at Newcastle City Council, but both the employer and union are proud of it.

  • Improved disability equality at NHS Bradford and Airedale

    14 June 2010

    NHS Bradford and Airedale's Disability Standard award 2009 was achieved through a range of initiatives including increased involvement of disabled people, the introduction of a staff disability network and a project to improve the recruitment of people with disabilities.

  • How Middlesex University recruits people with disabilities

    20 July 2009

    Middlesex University is taking steps to promote the equal treatment of people with disabilities in recruitment, encouraging disclosure and fairness, and aiming to go beyond mere compliance with its public sector equality duty.

  • How British Gas is improving the diversity of its engineering workforce

    4 June 2009

    British Gas's initiatives to promote engineering as a suitable career for women and ethnic minorities are paying off, and the diversity of its workforce is gradually improving, particularly among its new apprentice recruits. We look at the steps it has been taking since launching the programmes in 2003.

  • Stockport Council's recruitment embraces people with learning disabilities

    16 February 2009

    By transforming its recruitment policy, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council has been able to recruit individuals with learning disabilities, helping it to benefit from greater workforce diversity and ease its recruitment difficulties.

  • Centrica's age diversity policies and practices in recruitment

    29 January 2009

    Energy company Centrica’s award-winning initiative to tackle age discrimination and foster diversity has used a cultural change programme to win over its workforce. It includes diversity training, coaching and briefings for recruiters and the active involvement of HR staff in hiring decisions.

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Case studies: HR and legal information and guidance relating to equality and human rights.