Commentary and analysis

All items: Equality, diversity and human rights

  • 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.

  • Gender pay gap reporting: What should employers do next?

    Date:
    6 April 2018

    With the deadline now behind us for gender pay gap reporting, it's not time for employers to file the paperwork away until next year. Acas policy adviser Simone Cheng looks at why the real work starts now.

  • Disabled employees: the benefits of broadening recruitment

    Date:
    4 April 2018

    Employing people with mental or physical disabilities could have huge benefits for business, writes Teresa Scott OBE, founder of Kennedy Scott.

  • Neurodiversity: Are employers losing out on skills of people with autism?

    Date:
    28 March 2018

    A recent CIPD report found that almost three-quarters of employers' policies ignore neurodiversity. But given that around 10% of the population is neurodivergent in some way, can organisations afford to miss out on this important pool of talent?

  • Can we be bothered? How racism persists in the workplace

    Date:
    23 March 2018

    While great progress has been made with tackling racism in recent decades, Professor Binna Kandola argues that it lives on in the workplace in less overt and more nuanced forms. Ashleigh Wight reports.

  • Why fatherhood holds the key to solving the gender pay gap

    Date:
    20 March 2018

    The introduction of gender pay gap reporting has shifted the onus of responsibility for solving the gender pay gap to employers. As the Women and Equality Committee publishes its report on fathers and the workplace this week, Duncan Fisher examines the issue of fathers looking after children and says it's up to employers to push for a level playing field.

  • Should business leaders insist on 'inclusion riders'?

    Date:
    13 March 2018

    Frances McDormand called for 'inclusion riders' to become a feature of Hollywood business deals at the Oscars earlier this month. When prominent leaders speak up for diversity and become active role models, everybody benefits, says Dr Simon Hayward of Cirrus.

  • Leigh Day: the law firm taking on the giants over equal pay

    Date:
    12 March 2018

    Leigh Day has represented thousands of workers in employment claims they might not otherwise have been able to fight. But how does it balance the risks of doing this with no guarantee of reward?

  • Marilyn Loden on 40 years of the 'glass ceiling'

    Date:
    8 March 2018

    Management consultant Marilyn Loden coined the phrase "glass ceiling" some 40 years ago. On International Women's Day, she talks about how little progress has been made in gender equality, and why organisations need to address culture and bias to effect change.

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