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Diversity and inclusion

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  • 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, MPsĀ 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.

  • Date:
    13 July 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The new gender pay gap reporting laws currently make no mention of transgender or non-binary employees - employers can only classify staff as male or female. Could this grey area mask a wider pay gap issue? Alex Christen from Capital Law investigates.

  • Equality and inclusion winners celebrate at the enei 2018 Awards

    Date:
    11 July 2018
    Type:
    News

    Croydon Council and ISS UK and Ireland received the overall winner prizes for their inclusion policies at the 2018 Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (enei) Awards.

  • Legal and consulting firms dominate top employers for social mobility

    Date:
    11 July 2018
    Type:
    News

    Consulting and professional services company KPMG has topped a list of 50 UK employers to have taken action on social mobility in the workplace.

  • Hampton-Alexander: Boards need to speed up to meet gender target

    Date:
    28 June 2018
    Type:
    News

    A quarter of FTSE 350 board positions are now held by women, according to the latest figures compiled as part of the Hampton-Alexander review of executive diversity.

  • Employers need to break recruitment traditions to boost diversity

    Date:
    20 June 2018
    Type:
    News

    Businesses need to "think outside the box" when recruiting if they want to improve diversity across their workforces - especially in entry-level positions.

  • Employment regs: what happened to the ones that got away?

    Date:
    20 June 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Keeping on top of employment law developments can feel like a full-time job for HR professionals, but that's just the rules and regulations that get passed. What about those pledges and policies that are still to get off the ground?