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  • Does gender pay gap reporting legislation need more teeth?

    Date:
    13 June 2019

    The original aim of gender pay gap reporting was to shed light on pay discrepancies and apply enough pressure to drive gender parity in wages. But after two rounds of reporting, significant change is still to happen. Should the government sharpen its pencil, asks Ruth Thomas?

  • BBC equal pay: Can employers consider experience when setting salary?

    Date:
    30 May 2019

    The BBC is once again in the spotlight after it offered a more experienced male employee a higher salary than a woman in the same role. But is it really an equal pay issue, or simply an example of an employer rewarding staff based on their experience? Ashleigh Webber reports.

  • Neurodiversity and performance: what employers need to know

    Date:
    8 May 2019

    Employers are waking up to the advantages of having a neurodiverse workforce. But when it comes to performance management processes, don't assume the same strategies you use for neurotypical employees will bring the same results, says Anne Cockayne.

  • What challenges will HR face in the next 10 years?

    Date:
    29 April 2019

    Making predictions for the workplace is fraught with risk but Emma Shipp and Lynne Adams take a punt on technological change, new legislation, societal trends and, yes, Brexit, to lay out the likely challenges for HR professionals over the next 10 years.

  • British Council: 'There's a whole ecosystem of diversity here'

    Date:
    15 April 2019

    For the 650-strong support centre for the British Council in India, it can be a challenge to find good talent. Embedding diversity into its culture has not only helped recruitment but boosted engagement all round. Head of HR Pooja Malhotra talks to Jo Faragher.

  • Neurodiversity: Creating a supportive working environment

    Date:
    1 April 2019

    Ahead of World Autism Awareness Week, employers should be thinking about creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for neurodiverse employees. Kate Burnett shares some best practice.

  • International Women's Day: we need better balance in the workplace

    Date:
    11 March 2019

    Industrialised recruitment practices in the form of AI are a threat to developing the kind of diverse, agile and skilled workforce that is required in the 21st century, writes Dominie Moss. And increasing the proportion of women in the higher echelons of business is vital for progress.

  • Diversity in HR: is it really a 'white female' profession?

    Date:
    27 February 2019

    Although often tasked with improving diversity and inclusion, HR is still seen as a "white female" career. But is this necessarily the case? Ashleigh Webber looks at gender and racial diversity in HR and whether it is as homogenous as it seems.

  • How to take precautions to avoid a toxic work environment

    Date:
    21 February 2019

    Independent investigations into misconduct at both Amnesty International and Oxfam suggest that toxic workplace cultures can have serious consequences. What practical measures can employers take to foster a healthy and open environment, ask Beth Hale and Pooja Dasgupta?

  • Employee 'class actions' on the rise: what does this mean for employers?

    Date:
    16 January 2019

    The courts have seen a significant rise in the number of employment claims brought by large groups of individuals. The most common employee 'class actions' relate to equal pay and worker status. Caroline Stroud from Freshfields looks at the types of class action claims on the increase and how employers should respond.

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