Commentary and analysis

All items: Diversity and inclusion

  • Why intersectionality should be considered when forming a D&I strategy

    Date:
    8 April 2021

    By failing to recognise how the lived experiences of people with common characteristics can differ, organisations will undermine well-intentioned efforts to improve inclusion. Bianca Moodie and Stuart Affleck outline what intersectionality means and how it can be incorporated into an organisation's D&I strategy.

  • How to keep LGBT employees safe abroad

    Date:
    8 February 2021

    It may not seem a burning issue amid travel restrictions brought about by the pandemic, but for international professional services firms, there are a plethora of reasons to meet the needs of LGBT+ employees who need to travel or be resident abroad.

  • Employment law changes: Seven major proposals that may progress in 2021

    Date:
    1 February 2021

    Many proposed employment law changes that the Government has put forward in the last few years have stalled, mainly as a result of the focus on Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic. Which proposals could be resurrected in 2021 and what would they mean for employers?

  • How can businesses prepare for the next social movement?

    Date:
    25 November 2020

    Were the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements predictable? If so, what's next and how should organisations prepare? Gareth Buchanan explores these issues and sets out some practical steps that organisations can take to be more inclusive.

  • Police sector: Attracting recruits from different BAME groups

    Date:
    2 October 2020

    We look at what police forces are doing to attract recruits from different black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups and consider if positive discrimination is necessary to increase the number of BAME police officers.

  • Could a scholarship help you achieve your people goals?

    Date:
    29 September 2020

    Offering a scholarship is not just for universities and other educational institutions, it could be a way to fulfil some of your organisation's HR goals. Karen Kennard explains how an employer scholarship can support increased diversity, social mobility and future talent pipelines.

  • Diversity: What does an LGBT-inclusive leader look like?

    Date:
    8 September 2020

    Sanjay Sood-Smith, executive director of workplace and community programmes at LGBT equality charity Stonewall, gives some tips on being an LGBT-inclusive leader.

  • Black jobs matter: does the law curb positive action?

    Date:
    30 June 2020

    It feels like the perfect time for pioneering HR and diversity/inclusion managers to bolster policies that assist BAME people to overcome the inherent challenges they face in the workplace. But they have to take heed of the Equality Act 2010, which puts the brakes on positive action, write Mark Callaghan and Raoul Parekh.

  • How to hire staff more fairly and recognise diversity

    Date:
    29 June 2020

    Recognising our biases and presumptions is only the start of achieving the fairer, more inclusive, recruitment processes our businesses need and demand. Chris Platts offers a practical guide on how to establish a level playing field when selecting candidates.

  • Time for action on ethnic diversity in the workplace

    Date:
    11 June 2020

    There are no more excuses in failing to tackle inequality in business and lack of diversity, argue Bina Patel and Ozlem Mehmet, who believe these are best tackled by a prescriptive and proactive approach.

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