Research from Jobcentre Plus has shown that 40% of older workers believe their younger colleagues teach them skills they previously did not have, while one-third of younger workers believe older workers are more likely to work anti-social hours than More...12 November 2007 12:40
Research launched later this week will expose the fact that the number of women on FTSE-listed boards is still painfully low: at the last count, women made up less than 5% of executive directorships .
Human resources directors have a respo More...12 November 2007 11:20
Few would deny that, despite major reforms, more needs to be done to help tackle workplace discrimination.
Trevor Phillips , in his first major speech as chair of the new Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), has called for the government More...05 November 2007 08:00
Communities secretary Hazel Blears has urged human resources professionals to get out more to attract more black and minority ethnic (BME) workers. Speaking exclusively to Personneltoday.com, Blears said the role for HR in attracting more BME peo More...31 October 2007 11:16
Large companies could find it easier to tackle the diversity action plan outlined by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) than smaller ones, an expert has warned. Kieran O'Keeffe, policy adviser at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), w More...26 October 2007 15:51
There is merit in extending the debate relating to whether human resources (HR) is the 'home' of diversity within an organisation to considering where responsibility lies within that function, as some business sectors continue to see diversity as More...22 October 2007 11:47
Gender diversity within the finance profession is showing very little sign of progress, according to new research.
A survey of nearly 3,500 members of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (Acca) found that nearly two-thirds More...19 October 2007 15:10
The debate about the departmental lead for diversity - and whether it should be within HR or not - is a distraction, which is why I don't agree with the views expressed in Tony Pettengell's Off Message article 'Cop a load of that' ( Personnel Toda More...16 October 2007 08:00
I agree with Tony Pettengell (Off Message , Personnel Today , 25 September) that the comments made by chief constable Julie Spence from Cambridgeshire were wholly inappropriate.
However, I would not go as far as tarring all police force More...15 October 2007 08:00
An Asian police officer who was victimised by his employers at the Metropolitan Police has warned other people from ethnic minorities not to join the force.
Detective sergeant Gurpal Virdi said his career had been ruined by Met bosses who refused to More...12 October 2007 09:33
The financial cost to employers of unfair practices, and the extent of the ethnic, disabled and gender pay gaps were brought to the fore last week after a fringe event at the Labour Party Conference held by equality advisory organisation Committed More...01 October 2007 15:12
The trade union representing staff at the new Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), which comes into being today (1 October), has warned the body could be undermined by a lack of cash.
The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has ex More...01 October 2007 11:45
Having just attended my organisation's diversity steering group meeting, I have been reading with interest the debate regarding HR's role (Personnel Today, 21 August, and Letters, 4 September) .
What matters is not organisational position, but outco More...01 October 2007 08:00
The job of persuading chief executives and other senior managers that diversity is an issue that should be embraced has been seriously undermined by the revelation that the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) failed to practise what it preaches in term More...01 October 2007 08:00
I agree that diversity goes far wider than HR (Personnel Today, 21 August) . It is integral to the full range of issues considered at board level. But therein lies the rub. Fundamentally, diversity resides in people and their differences. So strategi More...01 October 2007 08:00
Mike Berry hosts this week's programme which includes:
News from the Labour Party conference in Bournemouth
The Commision for Racial Equality responds to claims of racial discrimination from its own staff
And the CIPD's Linda Holbeche's pla More...28 September 2007 15:23
THIS AWARD is not just about demonstrating diversity and how it was achieved, but also proving the value and business benefits of a diverse workforce. Entries provided evidence of a complementary recruitment policy that encourages applications from unde More...24 September 2007 14:59
Police intervention demonstrates why diversity should remain in responsible hands, ie with the HR function. More...24 September 2007 14:42
I wholeheartedly support taking diversity away from HR ( 'Is diversity destined for a bigger role without HR? ', Personnel Today, 21 August).
For many years as an HR practitioner, I have struggled to get service managers to take More...24 September 2007 12:44
Now is the time for human resources professionals to prove they can lead on diversity, rather than have it taken away from them, the second in command at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has urged.
Linda Holbeche, researc More...19 September 2007 14:47