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Diversity and inclusion

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  • British Council: 'There's a whole ecosystem of diversity here'

    Date:
    15 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    For the 650-strong support centre for the British Council in India, it can be a challenge to find good talent. Embedding diversity into its culture has not only helped recruitment but boosted engagement all round. Head of HR Pooja Malhotra talks to Jo Faragher.

  • Ethnic minorities "trapped" in insecure or temporary jobs

    Date:
    15 April 2019
    Type:
    News

    Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers are more likely to be "trapped" in temporary or insecure employment than their white colleagues, analysis has shown, prompting a call for employers to prioritise data collection ahead of any mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting.

  • Neurodiversity: Creating a supportive working environment

    Date:
    1 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Ahead of World Autism Awareness Week, employers should be thinking about creating an inclusive and supportive working environment for neurodiverse employees. Kate Burnett shares some best practice.

  • FTSE 350 firms risk investor disquiet over diversity

    Date:
    18 March 2019
    Type:
    News

    Dozens of FTSE 350 organisations, including household names such as Domino's Pizza, JD Sports and Greene King, have been urged to improve female representation on their boards after it emerged a fifth were falling short on gender diversity.

  • Bank of England 'way off' diversity targets

    Date:
    13 March 2019
    Type:
    News

    The Bank of England is still "some way off" its diversity targets for next year, with little evidence that it is doing enough to improve representation of women and ethnic minority groups, MPs have found.

  • International Women's Day: we need better balance in the workplace

    Date:
    11 March 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Industrialised recruitment practices in the form of AI are a threat to developing the kind of diverse, agile and skilled workforce that is required in the 21st century, writes Dominie Moss. And increasing the proportion of women in the higher echelons of business is vital for progress.

  • Rudd wants to increase disabled workers target

    Date:
    6 March 2019
    Type:
    News

    Amber Rudd has announced that she will review the government's target of getting one million more disabled people in work by 2027, with a view to making it more ambitious.

  • Leading businesses sign up for ethnicity pay gap pledge

    Date:
    1 March 2019
    Type:
    News

    Fifteen prominent UK organisations have signed a commitment to work towards mandatory ethnic pay gap reporting and to encourage other businesses to do so.

  • Diversity in HR: is it really a 'white female' profession?

    Date:
    27 February 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Although often tasked with improving diversity and inclusion, HR is still seen as a "white female" career. But is this necessarily the case? Ashleigh Webber looks at gender and racial diversity in HR and whether it is as homogenous as it seems.

  • Police forces should 'positively discriminate' to boost diversity

    Date:
    22 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    Police forces should be allowed to positively discriminate in favour of those from minority ethnic backgrounds in order to become more representative of the communities they serve, the chair of the National Police Chiefs Council has said.