All items: Special employee categories

  • 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.

  • Graduate recruitment at Lancashire County Council

    29 November 2010

    Lancashire County Council has introduced a number of initiatives to enhance the quality of its graduate recruitment programme, including a comprehensive induction programme and a targeted communication programme with line managers.

  • 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 the recruitment and retention of special categories of employee.