All items: Equality and human rights

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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