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  • How to tackle imposter syndrome and 'modern racism'

    Date:
    20 September 2019

    It's not unusual for black people and those from ethnic minority backgrounds to feel they don't belong in certain workplaces. Such insecurities can lead to self-doubt and stress, but there are ways of preventing these feelings affecting work and relationships, writes Binna Kandola.

  • Can an algorithm eradicate bias in our decision making?

    Date:
    29 August 2019

    It's tempting to assume that artificial intelligence and machine learning can ensure HR's decisions in key areas such as recruitment and performance management are completely unbiased. But there are still vulnerabilities, argues Jonathan Rennie - employment partner at UK law firm TLT.

  • Menopause support in the police sector

    Date:
    31 July 2019

    We look at how the menopause can affect women working in the police sector and some of the initiatives that are being taken to support them.

  • Never mind the gender pay gap: here's the gender pensions gap

    Date:
    26 July 2019

    There have been exhaustive discussions on the gender pay gap, but what about the huge chasm between women's pension wealth and what men are able to accumulate for retirement? Nikki Thompson explains.

  • How recruitment technology can help boost social mobility

    Date:
    25 July 2019

    The causes of poor social mobility are deep-rooted and complex, but that doesn't mean employers can't do more to attract a diverse talent pool. Jodie Grove explains how technology can break down some of the barriers preventing candidates from applying for certain roles.

  • 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.

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