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Diversity and inclusion

New and updated

  • Gender

    Type:
    Good practice manual

    Updated to reflect recent research on gender equality and diversity and current practice. See Updated good practice guide on gender.

  • Fawcett Society calls for time-limited gender equality quotas

    Date:
    23 April 2018
    Type:
    News

    Time-limited gender equality quotas should be set for the boards of large corporate organisations and public bodies, the Fawcett Society has urged, in order to improve gender balance in leadership positions.

  • Updated good practice guide on gender

    Date:
    19 April 2018
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    To help employers that are looking for initiatives to improve their gender diversity throughout the organisation, including to close the gender pay gap, the good practice guide on gender has been updated to reflect current practice.

  • Are employers required to monitor their employees' religions and beliefs?

    Type:
    FAQs

  • Major investor takes stand on gender diversity on FTSE 350 boards

    Date:
    17 April 2018
    Type:
    News

    Legal & General Investment Management - one of the UK's biggest investors in the stock market - has promised to vote against the re-appointment of chairs in FTSE 350 companies where women don't make up at least 25% of the board.

  • How to use neuroscience to tackle unconscious bias

    Date:
    10 April 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Testing for instinctive prejudices in the workplace is a controversial area. But an approach based on the functioning of the brain could help employees accept the need for it and defuse any resentment they may feel, writes neuroscientist and psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw.

  • Top construction firms look to narrow gender pay gap

    Date:
    9 April 2018
    Type:
    News

    The UK's five leading construction companies by turnover have used the publication of their gender pay gaps to highlight initiatives designed to increase the numbers of women entering the industry and improve the career prospects of women already working for them.

  • Disabled employees: the benefits of broadening recruitment

    Date:
    4 April 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Employing people with mental or physical disabilities could have huge benefits for business, writes Teresa Scott OBE, founder of Kennedy Scott.

  • Neurodiversity: Are employers losing out on skills of people with autism?

    Date:
    28 March 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    A recent CIPD report found that almost three-quarters of employers' policies ignore neurodiversity. But given that around 10% of the population is neurodivergent in some way, can organisations afford to miss out on this important pool of talent?

  • Can we be bothered? How racism persists in the workplace

    Date:
    23 March 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    While great progress has been made with tackling racism in recent decades, Professor Binna Kandola argues that it lives on in the workplace in less overt and more nuanced forms. Ashleigh Wight reports.