Employers that carry out equal pay audits, offer flexible working and aim to tackle unconscious bias in their organisations are more likely to benefit from diverse workforces and promote women to senior positions. This is according to a report r More...11 December 2012 12:22
The rise in the use of social media is a real worry for many employers. Employment lawyer Joanna Dodd says that in the recent case of Smith v Trafford Housing Association , the issue of employee monitoring has again caused controversy, not least b More...10 December 2012 11:44
The House of Lords will recommend that the Government should oppose European Union proposals to introduce quotas for women on company boards. In its Women on Boards report released today, the Lords EU Committee concludes that quotas would risk setting b More...09 November 2012 06:00
Proposed quotas aimed at increasing the numbers of women on boards across Europe have received a setback after the European Commission postponed discussions on the matter until November. European Union (EU) commissioner Viviane Reding had pushed for More...24 October 2012 10:06
Women from the voluntary sector are being overlooked for corporate board roles, despite having relevant skills and experience.
This is according to the initial findings of a study by Cass Business School, which found that women are being held b More...15 October 2012 15:37
Although there has been an increase in the number of women appointed to board-level positions in the past year, the rate of improvement is slower than that laid out by Lord Davies in his report on boardroom diversity 12 months ago. A year on from the More...13 March 2012 14:07
A European consultation has begun that could result in the introduction of compulsory quotas for the numbers of women appointed to board-level positions.
EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding yesterday announced the launch of the three-month consul More...06 March 2012 14:00
Unions are ramping up efforts to recruit minority workers, according to the TUC Equality Audit published this week. The audit, conducted every two years, looks at trade unions' internal activities and how they are building equali More...13 September 2011 15:28
Ethnic minority workers feel that they face barriers in their career development, and some feel forced to leave their jobs in order to progress, according to a survey released today.
The report, Race to progress: breaking down barriers , was carrie More...14 June 2011 10:16
Diversity is a term that has become ubiquitous in the business lexicon in recent years - so much so that there is sometimes the temptation to dismiss it as little more than a checklist item, a piece of corporate window dressing. This would be a mis More...06 June 2011 12:14
Positive action will enable employers to provide preferential treatment during the hiring process, but is this a good thing? Jackie Cuneen reports. On 6 April 2011, the controversial positive action in recruitment under s.159 of the Equality Act 2010 More...08 March 2011 12:19
With Christmas only three weeks away, Personnel Today and XpertHR present a seasonal feast of employment related questions, case studies and advice on everything from managing the office Christmas party to employing seasonal temps...
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Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
The Government yesterday confirmed that the main provisions of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010, and has made transitional provisions concerning discriminatory acts occurring before 1 October. On 1 October, the elements o More...22 September 2010 13:20
For a limited time only, Personnel Today Plus members can access a full model policy on equal opportunities which takes the Equality Act 2010 into account
With elements of the Equality Act coming into force at More...22 September 2010 12:59
Two-thirds of employers are unprepared for the introduction of the Equality Act with just weeks until it comes into force, the latest Personnel Today barometer has revealed. Of the 224 responses received so far, 66% admitted that their organisa More...16 September 2010 12:47
Alcoholics, smokers, voyeurs and exhibitionists will not be protected by disability provisions in the Equality Act, elements of which come into force on 1 October 2010.
The Government published the Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010 & More...01 September 2010 11:53
A consultation on the public sector equality duty under the Equality Act 2010 has been launched by the Government Equalities Office.
The Equality Act 2010: The public sector Equality Duty document, launched by equalities minister Lynne Featherston More...25 August 2010 10:17
Employers that want to enforce a default retirement age (DRA) can rely on objectives that are purely beneficial to their own business, rather than to "society at large", the Court of Appeal has ruled. It follows the landmark case of Leslie Seld More...28 July 2010 16:55
The Equality Act aims to let employers use positive action to boost workforce diversity. Daniel Thomas examines that and other provisions in the new legislation.
The coalition government placed equality at the heart of its employment policy pledg More...10 June 2010 10:46