Topics

Diversity and inclusion

New and updated

  • Date:
    31 July 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Menopause support in the police sector

    We look at how the menopause can affect women working in the police sector and some of the initiatives that are being taken to support them.

  • Date:
    25 July 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    How recruitment technology can help boost social mobility

    The causes of poor social mobility are deep-rooted and complex, but that doesn't mean employers can't do more to attract a diverse talent pool. Jodie Grove explains how technology can break down some of the barriers preventing candidates from applying for certain roles.

  • Type:
    Good practice manual

    Religion and belief

    Updated to include recent research on the general principles of effective practice, and further examples of current practice in relation to religion and belief including raising awareness, recruitment and selection, and dress codes.

  • Type:
    Policies and documents

    Menopause policy

    A model HR policy to inform managers and employees about the menopause and associated rights and to outline the training and support on offer for those experiencing menopausal symptoms.

  • Date:
    8 May 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Neurodiversity and performance: what employers need to know

    Employers are waking up to the advantages of having a neurodiverse workforce. But when it comes to performance management processes, don't assume the same strategies you use for neurotypical employees will bring the same results, says Anne Cockayne.

  • Date:
    29 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    What challenges will HR face in the next 10 years?

    Making predictions for the workplace is fraught with risk but Emma Shipp and Lynne Adams take a punt on technological change, new legislation, societal trends and, yes, Brexit, to lay out the likely challenges for HR professionals over the next 10 years.

  • Date:
    26 April 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    Racial harassment: Staff encouraged to use offensive terms during diversity training exercise

    In Georges v Pobl Group Ltd, an employment tribunal upheld a black employee's harassment claim after she attended diversity training at which the trainer wrote racially offensive terms on a flipchart and staff were encouraged to shout out the most offensive words that they could come up with.

  • Date:
    15 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

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

    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.

  • Date:
    7 February 2019
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Webinar: Retain your talent by supporting older workers

    Many employers are facing skills shortages and looking at new approaches to recruiting and retaining talent. Patrick Thomson, senior programme manager at the Centre for Ageing Better, and Alistair McQueen, head of savings and retirement at Aviva plc, explore what steps employers can take to encourage the retention of older workers.

  • Date:
    11 January 2019
    Type:
    Case studies

    How Aviva is helping its employees plan for the longer term with a mid-life MOT

    Aviva talks to XpertHR about its mid-life MOT, designed to help employees in the 45 to 60 age bracket plan for the longer term, as well as to reduce employee attrition in this group.