Diversity

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  • Gender

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to include information on the gender pay gap reporting requirement, in force from 6 April 2017 for private- and voluntary-sector organisations, and 31 March 2017 for public-sector organisations.

  • Women better suited to leadership

    Date:
    28 March 2017
    Type:
    News

    Professor Øyvind L Martinsen, head of leadership and organisational behaviour at the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, together with colleague Professor Lars Glasø, surveyed the personality traits of more than 2,900 managers and found that female leaders scored higher than men in most of the five categories measured.

  • Five ways men feel alienated by gender diversity debate

    Date:
    20 January 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Chris Parke, CEO of coaching consultancy Talking Talent, looks at why many men feel excluded from the diversity debate and how to tackle the problem.

  • Date:
    17 October 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    After a BBC radio presenter claimed he was sacked for being a white man, is positive discrimination a fair solution to employers' diversity issues?

  • "Systemic barriers" are stopping women from achieving their career potential

    Date:
    11 October 2016
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    So much has been written about why women earn less than men and miss out on key promotions. But, as we prepare for gender pay gap reporting, are we ignoring the real reasons for gender inequality at work, asks Catalyst Europe's Allyson Zimmermann?

  • Finance firms commit to 50/50 gender split in senior roles by 2021

    Date:
    11 October 2016
    Type:
    News

    Thirteen finance companies, including Legal & General and Virgin Money, are aiming to have complete gender parity in senior roles - a 50/50 split - by 2021.

  • Celebrating neurodiversity at work

    Date:
    6 October 2016
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

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

  • Candidate attraction

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to include information on trends in candidate attraction.

  • Date:
    14 June 2016
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The BBC made headlines with claims it was favouring candidates from certain minorities and age groups. But if diversity efforts are stalling, organisations have to make change happen.

  • How can the gender balance in engineering be improved?

    Date:
    4 December 2015
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    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.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to diversity issues.