All items: Equality and human rights

  • Older workers: how to get it right in the generation game

    Date:
    18 July 2016

    Managers are too busy making generalisations to tap into the potential of older workers, according to a new policy paper from Acas. Senior policy advisor at the conciliation service, Adrian Wakeling, sets out the issues.

  • National living wage: extra age band encourages discrimination

    Date:
    9 May 2016

    The national living wage encourages employers to recruit younger workers over older workers to cut costs in breach of age discrimination laws, Labour MP Holly Lynch has argued during a parliamentary debate.

  • How can the gender balance in engineering be improved?

    Date:
    4 December 2015

    Despite a raft of initiatives, there still aren't enough women entering the engineering profession. Charlie Weatherhogg, HR director of infrastructure firm AECOM, considers what can be done.

  • Helping young people with autism into work

    Date:
    5 July 2013

    The National Autism Strategy aims to help all adults with autism into work. Kellie Nauls, project coordinator for the Moving On Employment Project in the Shetland Islands, talks about how a pilot in the region is helping young people with autism to find and keep a job.

  • Key trends and issues in employers' use of behavioural competencies

    Date:
    30 March 2009

    Consultant John Milsom explores the latest trends and future relevance of employers' use of behavioural competency frameworks, such as their valuable role in communicating corporate values and objectives, and in fostering employee engagement.

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