All items: Equality and human rights

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

    Date:
    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

    Date:
    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.

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

    Date:
    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.

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting: how would it work?

    Date:
    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?

  • How can employers help to close the "autism employment gap"?

    Date:
    31 October 2016

    A report published by the National Autistic Society has called on employers to help close the "autism employment gap", after revealing that only 16% of those with autism are in full-time paid work.

  • Celebrating neurodiversity at work

    Date:
    6 October 2016

    Acas head of research, Andrew Sutherland, calls on employers to change attitudes to dyslexia in the workplace and celebrate neurodiversity.

  • Big data and the fight against cyber bullying

    Date:
    2 November 2015

    Investigations into allegations of cyber bullying or harassment can be time-consuming and delicate. A piece of data analysis software might be able to help, discovers Cath Everett.

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