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Equality, diversity and human rights

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  • Date:
    20 July 2021
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Unconscious bias training: What you need to know before you start

    Unconscious bias training has been part of the diversity and inclusion practitioners' toolkit for a number of years, but criticism from both sides of the political spectrum has many questioning its impact on our rights, workplaces and communities. In the first of two articles, Gareth Buchanan shares his views on why unconscious bias training has been making headlines of its own.

  • Date:
    19 July 2021
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Diversity, equality and inclusion: Five common misconceptions and mistakes

    What do we really understand about diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI)? Interest in DEI has boomed in recent years - both in the wider political spheres of the Western world and in a more focused way in the workplace. Georgie Williams explores five common misconceptions we hold, and mistakes we make, around DEI, and explains how to implement effective change.

  • Date:
    6 July 2021
    Type:
    Case studies

    How Masthaven Bank improved gender diversity across senior roles

    Masthaven Bank talks to XpertHR about its Women in Leadership initiative, a programme to improve gender diversity across senior roles in the business.

  • Date:
    29 June 2021
    Type:
    Case studies

    How Plymouth Citybus closed its gender pay gap

    Plymouth Citybus speaks to XpertHR about how it successfully closed its gender pay gap through a combination of pay rises for its lowest-paid, predominantly female, job families and a restructuring of its senior management grades.

  • Date:
    17 June 2021
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Podcast: Creating a transgender inclusive workplace

    Joanne Lockwood, transgender awareness specialist, shares her experience as a transgender woman in the workplace and explores how organisations can cultivate transgender inclusive practices.

  • Date:
    16 June 2021
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Gender-critical beliefs - the implications of the EAT's recent decision

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that the belief that "biological sex is real, important, immutable and not to be conflated with gender identity" is a protected philosophical belief. Consultant editor Darren Newman explores the implications of the EAT's decision.

  • Date:
    16 June 2021
    Type:
    Law reports

    Religion or belief discrimination: Gender-critical belief is protected, EAT holds

    In Forstater v CGD Europe and others, the Employment Appeal Tribunal held that the consultant's belief that sex is biologically immutable amounts to a philosophical belief within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010.

  • Date:
    8 June 2021
    Type:
    News

    Businesses with racial equity achieve 58% higher revenues

    Businesses that actively confront racism with practical measures usually see an improvement in employee job satisfaction, loyalty, creativity and value.

  • Date:
    8 June 2021
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Neurodiversity: how accessible is your recruitment process?

    Organisations need to devote more thought to neurodiversity - a less visible and obvious form of diversity - and appreciate that intelligence comes in many forms. They can start by improving their recruitment processes and making themselves more accessible, argues Dr Louise Karwowski.

  • Date:
    8 June 2021
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Three steps to becoming LGBTQ+ inclusive all year round

    With Pride Month in full swing, Lynne Hardman shares three ways organisations can ensure support for the LGBTQ+ community all year round.

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