Commentary and analysis

All items: Equality, diversity and human rights

  • The three most common mistakes made in gender pay gap reports

    Date:
    5 July 2018

    Are organisations reporting their gender pay gap data correctly? The Government Equalities Office has issued recommendations on how data should be reported, but independent statistician Nigel Marriott estimates that between 9% and 17% of gender pay gap data is wrong. He looks at the errors some employers made.

  • Sexual harassment: How HR can help develop a culture of respect

    Date:
    26 June 2018

    Sexual harassment has been brought to the forefront of employers' attention in recent months, following the rise of the #MeToo movement and the Time's Up campaign. But impersonal investigations can sometimes put victims off raising a complaint. Aliya Vigor-Robertson, co-founder of JourneyHR, suggests how HR can better investigate such sensitive situations - and prevent them from occurring in the first place.

  • Employment regs: what happened to the ones that got away?

    Date:
    20 June 2018

    Keeping on top of employment law developments can feel like a full-time job for HR professionals, but that's just the rules and regulations that get passed. What about those pledges and policies that are still to get off the ground?

  • Four ways of presenting your gender pay gap: which works best?

    Date:
    20 June 2018

    Last week, the Government Equalities Office released a report suggesting that people need more support when interpreting gender pay gap (GPG) data.

  • Supporting transgender employees: the importance of line management

    Date:
    30 May 2018

    Recent research has highlighted that line management is a critical function when it comes to supporting trans employees, as Rosa Marvell explains.

  • Five lessons employers can learn from Eurovision

    Date:
    18 May 2018

    After the pomp and glitter of last weekend's Eurovision, there is much to learn from this celebration of diversity, argues Nicola Britovsek, HR director at Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services.

  • Retaining older employees' knowledge enhances competitive edge

    Date:
    3 May 2018

    Retaining knowledge when key workers retire could provide the competitive advantage employers need as they struggle to attract and retain talent. Ian Symes from Right Management explains.

  • Sexual harassment: Remember that men can be victims too

    Date:
    3 May 2018

    Given the recent coverage of the #metoo campaign it's easy to assume that the perpetrators of sexual harassment are always men. But that's not the case, and HR professionals need to ensure they are even handed about any allegations, regardless of gender.

  • Recruitment: don't underestimate skills because of background

    Date:
    13 April 2018

    Putting a job candidate's experience and skills into context can help employers find overachievers. Raphael Mokades, founder and MD of Rare Recruitment, explains the benefits of contextual screening for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • How to use neuroscience to tackle unconscious bias

    Date:
    10 April 2018

    Testing for instinctive prejudices in the workplace is a controversial area. But an approach based on the functioning of the brain could help employees accept the need for it and defuse any resentment they may feel, writes neuroscientist and psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw.

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