While almost all French and German companies are able to deal with enquiries from abroad, their British counterparts just aren’t getting the message, according to a new survey.
The survey shows that even a basic request in French or German will stum More...10 June 2010 04:37
Almost half of the places on a BBC journalism trainee scheme have gone to candidates from ethnic minorities, it emerged today.
Figures obtained by the Daily Telegraph through the Freedom of Information Act show that 51 places have been made avai More...03 June 2010 11:01
The Civil Service has seen an increase in the number of ethnic minority and disabled graduates applying for its Fast Stream training and development programme. Official figures released in the Cabinet Office's 2009 Fast Stream Annual Report reveal More...02 June 2010 07:59
Company directors will have to be voted in annually by shareholders as part of an overhaul of the code of conduct for the UK's top employers.
Directors currently face re-election only every three years and the move, which is part of the Financial Re More...28 May 2010 08:45
A gulf has emerged between the political parties on the issue of women’s equality, a new poll shows. Equality campaign group The Fawcett Society asked approximately 400 parliamentary candidates whether they would support action on women’s inequality More...04 May 2010 12:16
Four out of five firms oppose using positive action in recruitment - a key clause in the Equality Act to improve diversity - a study of leading business figures has revealed.
Three-quarters of firms would also oppose any change to the law to allow c More...19 April 2010 10:41
Vegans and atheists should be afforded the same protection from discrimination as religious groups, guidance on the Equality Bill states.
The code of practice, prepared by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to help employers int More...09 March 2010 08:37
A leading diversity expert has called on the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) to take "positive action" to increase the number of HR professionals from ethnic minority backgrounds.
Atul Shah, founder of consultancy Diverse Eth More...04 March 2010 14:12
Ethnic minorities are less likely to be in paid work than white British men and women, a government-commissioned report has found.
The study by the National Equality Panel – set up by the government in 2008 – also revealed men were still p More...27 January 2010 09:35
HR news and analysis including: The banning of pre-employment health questionnaires under a new clause in the Equality Bill Tim Miller, Standard Chartered Bank’s HR chief and Personnel Today’s 2009 top HR power player, discusses the impact of t More...22 January 2010 17:19
The French parliament is considering a law to force big companies to appoint women to 40% of their boardroom seats.
MPs for president Sarkozy's Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) tabled the Bill, which gives companies six years to comply, but it is More...21 January 2010 09:29
IBM has been named the most gay-friendly employer in the UK for the second time in four years.
The index of the top 100 gay-friendly companies, compiled by the campaign group Stonewall, found the technology company was the best place to work in th More...13 January 2010 10:29
Political parties could be forced to set quotas on the number of women and ethnic minority people they employ, under new proposals to be unveiled today.
A cross-party review by the Speaker's Conference has concluded that mandatory legal quotas shoul More...11 January 2010 08:40
A recent ruling has shone the spotlight on the rights of employees who care for a disabled person. Matthew Clayton answers key questions on the ramifications.
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RBS HR chief Neil Roden has admitted there are not enough female candidates for top banking jobs, following a government review which urged financial institutions to promote more women to the board. Yesterday the Walker Review of Corporate Governanc More...27 November 2009 17:32
A council equalities officer who was harassed and sacked after complaining to her superiors about the appointment of a manager has been awarded more than £440,000 by an employment tribunal. According to the Local Government Chronicle , Pauline Sca More...23 November 2009 17:05
The number of women holding top positions in FTSE 100 firms has fallen in the past year, a new survey has revealed.
Cranfield School of Management's 2009 Female FTSE Report details the number of women directors in the top 100 FTSE compan More...19 November 2009 11:12
Employees from one of the highest performing hospital trusts in the country are pre-empting diversity issues by taking a new online, easy-access course. Over 1000 employees from Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust have elected to More...17 November 2009 14:19
The government has launched a national mentoring programme designed to boost the numbers of black, Asian and minority ethnic women working as local councillors. Launched by the Government Equalities Office, the mentoring programme is the first of its More...26 October 2009 08:40
Now in its ninth year, the Top 40 Power Players aims to recognise HR's most prominent and influential professionals; those who have played a part in bringing people issues to the top of the business agenda and been a shining light for th More...28 September 2009 09:00