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Diversity and inclusion

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  • Podcast: HR developments 2018/2019

    Date:
    14 December 2018
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We review the key employment law developments of 2018 and the impact of these for HR, including: Brexit; the GDPR; the apprenticeship levy; pay reporting; parental bereavement leave; and family-friendly policies.

  • Academics from ethnic minorities experience 26% pay gap

    Date:
    10 December 2018
    Type:
    News

    Newly published research shows that Russell Group universities pay staff from ethnic minority backgrounds significantly less than their white colleagues.

  • Why diversity isn't the real key to innovation

    Date:
    29 November 2018
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    While diversity is usually regarded as vital to a more innovative organisation, new ideas only come forward when employees feel part of an inclusive culture. Nic Hammarling, head of diversity at Pearn Kandola, explains.

  • Ethnicity pay gap reporting threshold should be 50 employees

    Date:
    27 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    The threshold above which employers should be obliged to report their ethnicity pay gap should be 50 employees, according to a survey of accounting professionals.

  • Government reveals fund to help vulnerable women return to work

    Date:
    21 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    The Government Equalities Office is to shift its focus to helping women who are economically inactive or are in low-paid or low-skilled jobs achieve a better economic outcome.

  • Over-50s want more flexible working hours

    Date:
    20 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    A large proportion (78%) of over-50s believe that more flexible working hours should be introduced to accommodate older workers and benefit from their wealth of experience.

  • 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.

  • Half of FTSE 350 board appointments need to be women to meet targets

    Date:
    14 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    A quarter of FTSE 350 companies have only one woman on their board, and there remain five all-male boards, according to the 2018 Hampton-Alexander Review in female leadership in the UK leading companies.

  • 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.