Commentary and analysis

All items: Equality, diversity and human rights

  • From workers' rights to dress codes: What does 2018 have in store?

    3 January 2018

    Brexit may mean a degree of uncertainty in employment law, but what is the direction of travel in 2018? Beverley Sunderland considers the key issues likely to arise.

  • How can organisations support better progression for BAME employees?

    13 December 2017

    The CIPD recently revealed that a third of black employees thought discrimination was getting in the way of their career progress. But where can organisations begin to address this? Managers and role models are a good start, finds Virginia Matthews.

  • Artificial intelligence: Could an algorithm rid us of unconscious bias?

    16 November 2017

    Unconscious bias can stop us making the best recruitment and progression decisions at work, but what if some or all of the processes involved were automated? Robert Bolton, partner at the Global HR Centre of Excellence at KPMG in the UK, examines the potential for technology to help employers shake off discrimination.

  • What employers can do to stop cyber bullying at work

    15 November 2017

    Anti-bullying Week is a timely reminder for employers to look at the growing risk of cyber bullying at work. David Webb, an employment adviser at Acas, looks at examples and gives tips on what employers can do to prevent it.

  • Pay: Why companies need to figure out what's "fair"

    14 November 2017

    Tom Gosling asks whether companies can ignore inequality and just get on with the business of generating wealth, or should they consider themselves as social entities in their own right?

  • Why do female employees miss out on work-based training?

    19 October 2017

    Research published this month found that male employees are far more likely to receive training at work than women. The impact of this "training penalty" stretches way beyond how much learning is on offer, discovers Virginia Matthews.

  • Minister for Women Anne Milton on why returnships matter

    28 August 2017

    As the Government announces four new returnship programmes for the public sector and launches a consultation on how to support people to return to work, Minister for Women Anne Milton explains why it's crucial to build schemes like this to tackle the gender pay gap.

  • BBC and gender pay: Why getting it right is not always simple

    10 August 2017

    The BBC could face having to spend millions of pounds to boost the salaries of female broadcasters after stars threatened action over a gender pay divide. But this story highlights how difficult it can be to define equal or similar work when trying to ensure gender pay parity.

  • How can we tackle low levels of employment for those with learning disabilities?

    6 July 2017

    Learning Disability Week in June put the spotlight on low levels of employment for those with learning disabilities. Mencap's Mark Capper explains how an initiative with PageGroup could offer a new approach to getting more people with learning disabilities into work.

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting: how would it work?

    26 May 2017

    Both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats have pledged to introduce ethnicity pay gap reporting if they come to power on 9 June. But how would this policy work in practice?

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