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Diversity and inclusion

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  • Tech firms lag behind FTSE 100 on executive diversity

    Date:
    19 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    The UK's technology sector is far behind the FTSE 100 when it comes to diversity among board members a new study has shown.

  • Dyslexia and neurodiversity: Why are employers still afraid?

    Date:
    6 November 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    More support is now available to employees with neurodiverse conditions such as dyslexia, but there's still a way to go, according to campaigner Ross Duncan, who is dyslexic. He looks at why HR and managers need to embrace neurodiversity at work.

  • Date:
    6 November 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    The Government is consulting on taking forward its proposals to require large employers to publish ethnicity pay data. We investigate what shape the legislation might take; the challenges that an ethnicity pay gap reporting obligation would pose; what reporting employers are already carrying out; and the potential implementation timetable.

  • All military roles now open to women

    Date:
    26 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    Women will be able to apply for any role in the military, including the SAS, the defence secretary Gavin Williamson has announced.

  • Date:
    26 October 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Earlier this month the government published a consultation into whether organisations should be required to report on the pay differentials between people from different ethnic backgrounds. Kate Hodgkiss from DLA Piper considers how the proposals might impact employers if they become reality.

  • Date:
    19 October 2018
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    If women's menopause symptoms are not treated sensitively, employers can face increased risks of claims for sex and disability discrimination. Charles Wynn-Evans and Emma Zarb of law firm Dechert look at what menopause policies should address.

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting could become mandatory

    Date:
    11 October 2018
    Type:
    News

    Employers may be required to publish their ethnicity pay gap under plans to improve career progression for ethnic minority groups.

  • Consultation on ethnicity pay reporting

    Type:
    Consultations

    The Government consults on the possibility of introducing mandatory ethnicity pay reporting for large employers.

  • Civil service to boost diversity through apprenticeship

    Date:
    28 September 2018
    Type:
    News

    The civil service is looking to hire its first wave of apprentice economists, including school leavers, in a bid to increase diversity and challenge stereotypes in the profession.

  • Succession planning: driving success in gender diversity

    Date:
    24 September 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Poor succession planning for leadership positions could be contributing to the limited progress in achieving gender balance. Brett Moffatt explains how organisations could benefit from developing female leaders before top vacancies become available.