Commentary and analysis

All items: Equality, diversity and human rights

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

    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?

    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

    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?

  • Double 'pay penalty' for working-class women in elite occupations

    28 January 2019

    Women in elite occupations from working class backgrounds face a double pay penalty, according to new book about class and its impact on work chances.

  • Gender pay gap reporting 2019: Only half of employers are improving

    16 January 2019

    With less than three months left for large employers to publish their second tranche of gender pay gap data, Jo Faragher looks at the 2018 data so far and finds a mixed picture.

  • Gender pay gap reporting: How to get it right for 2019

    2 January 2019

    The first round of gender pay gap reporting was big news in 2018, but how will employers adjust their approach for the second year of reporting? Ruth Thomas from Curo Compensation looks at the measures employers can take to reduce the gap.

  • Dyslexia and neurodiversity: Why are employers still afraid?

    6 November 2018

    More support is now available to employees with neurodiverse conditions such as dyslexia, but there's still a way to go, according to campaigner Ross Duncan, who is dyslexic. He looks at why HR and managers need to embrace neurodiversity at work.

  • How technology can help employees speak up over misconduct

    16 October 2018

    Allegations of misconduct that enter the public eye can ruin corporate reputations and mark an end to executive careers. HR faces a tough challenge gaining employees' trust to report misconduct, but technology can help, says Neta Meidav of Vault.

  • Succession planning: driving success in gender diversity

    24 September 2018

    Poor succession planning for leadership positions could be contributing to the limited progress in achieving gender balance. Brett Moffatt explains how organisations could benefit from developing female leaders before top vacancies become available.

  • Four ways employers can support neurodiversity at work

    30 July 2018

    With 700,000 people in the UK now on the autism spectrum and Morrisons having just launched a weekly "quieter hour" for autistic shoppers, Michelle Morgan considers ways employers can build a neuro-inclusive workplace and adapt to employees' needs.

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