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Diversity and inclusion

New and updated

  • Age discrimination is 'holding workers back'

    Date:
    10 September 2018
    Type:
    News

    Almost half of workers believe their age would hold them back when applying for a job - and nearly one in seven think they have been turned down for work due to their age.

  • Digital Skills Innovation Fund launched to improve diversity in tech sector

    Date:
    29 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    The government has launched a £1m fund aimed at boosting gender, ethnic and social diversity in digital and technology roles.

  • Gender

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to include information on the Government Equalities Office guidance on dress codes, and the 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code that requires companies to report the gender balance of leadership teams.

  • Business must improve support for over-50s workforce, finds study

    Date:
    15 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    More than half of over-50s feel unsupported at work although millions of employees are planning to work longer than they had previously expected and despite the emergence of a widening skills gap in the UK, according to new research.

  • Top law firm points to lack of clarity over including partners in gender pay sums

    Date:
    7 August 2018
    Type:
    News

    Leading UK-headquartered law firm Allen & Overy (A&O) has come under fire from MPs for failing to include £1.5m of payouts to senior partners in its gender pay gap report. It is the only one of the five "magic circle" of leading law firms to have so far failed to provide pay gap calculations including partners.

  • Four ways employers can support neurodiversity at work

    Date:
    30 July 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    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.

  • Women's career development is as big a problem as the gender pay gap

    Date:
    30 July 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    It's not the pay differential that really gets under the skin of female employees, it's the persistent feeling that men are valued more, and women are being denied the chance to progress, writes head of The Happiness Index Tony Latter. Providing more and better opportunities for women is the way forward, he argues.

  • 10 ways of improving employee inclusion at your organisation

    Date:
    26 July 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Inclusion is essential for high performance but too many organisations only pay it lip service, writes Lee Russell of learning consultancy OnTrack. But there are 10 steps companies can take improve inclusion, and thus productivity.

  • Concerns grow over cyber security skills gap

    Date:
    24 July 2018
    Type:
    News

    Last week in parliament, MPs and peers accused the government of lacking urgency in its work to tackle the shortage of skilled cyber security workers. And, separately, accountancy giant Deloitte has expanded a scheme to encourage more women to enter the sector.

  • Gender diversity in FTSE 350 boardrooms is stalling

    Date:
    20 July 2018
    Type:
    News

    The number of women in executive positions at FTSE 350 companies has flatlined, suggesting that organisations face a significant challenge if they are to meet government's target for 33% female board representation by 2020.