Equality & diversity

Esther McVey chaired the REC's Future of Jobs commissionBruce Adams/Associated Newspapers/REX/Shutterstock

Recruiters should offer flexible working option as “standard”

Flexible working options should be a standard offering in new roles if employers and recruiters are to meet the challenges...

With so much digital learning available, why are women still receiving less work-based training?WestEnd61/REX/Shutterstock

Why do female employees miss out on work-based training?

19 Oct 2017

Research published this month found that male employees are far more likely to receive training at work than women. The...

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Law firm Pinsent Masons collect their diversity and inclusion trophy in 2016 from Charlotte Sweeney, founder of Creating Inclusive Cultures

Personnel Today Awards 2017: Award for diversity and inclusion

16 Oct 2017

With just a few weeks to go until this year’s Personnel Today Awards, we look at the achievements of organisations...

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Gwyneth Paltrow is one of more than 30 women to accuse Harvey Weinstein of unwelcome advancesYui Mok/PA Wire/PA Images

Sexual harassment: how to make staff take complaints seriously

12 Oct 2017

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has once again placed the spotlight on sexual harassment reporting. Victims of sexual harassment are often...

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A protest in New York in July about a US government decision to ban transgender people from serving in the US military is an example of efforts to raise awareness of the rights of transgender people in the workplace. Erik McGregor/SIPA/PA Images

Six ways to be more inclusive of transgender people in the workplace

11 Oct 2017

HR has a key role in preventing discrimination against transgender people. Jennie Kermode, author of a new book on transgender...

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Theresa May at a school in Streatham, south London, ahead of the publication the Government's race disparity auditGeoff Pugh/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire/PA Images

Ethnicity facts and figures must be “explained or changed”

10 Oct 2017

Theresa May will challenge society to “explain or change” disparities in how people from different ethnic backgrounds are treated, as...

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Asda equal pay claims: What are the implications for similar employers?

10 Oct 2017

As the latest stage of the UK’s largest ever private sector equal pay claim, against supermarket giant Asda, begins tomorrow,...

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Sex discrimination: female chef excluded from working at all-male barbecue

9 Oct 2017

An employment tribunal held that a female chef was discriminated against when she was rejected for extra work at a...

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In some circumstances,  travel to and from the employee's home should be counted as working time, says the ECJMonkey Business Images/REX/Shutterstock

Top 10 HR questions September 2017: Travel time and zero hours status

3 Oct 2017

Should you include time spent travelling when calculating employees’ working time? The number one FAQ for September deals with this...

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The CMI/XpertHR research found the overall gender pay gap to be 26.8%; in HR it was just 10.0%.

Female HR managers earn £4,500 less than male colleagues

25 Sep 2017

Female HR managers earn £4,500 less than their male counterparts – equivalent to a gender pay gap of 10% –...

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Jobs market lags behind demand for flexible working

19 Sep 2017

Employees’ desire for flexible working far exceeds companies’ capacity to offer it, a report published today has found.
According to...

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Scottish districts top ranking for women to work and live

14 Sep 2017

Two Scottish local authorities have emerged as the best places for women to live and work in, according to a...

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Tackling diversity is a business imperative and not an HR policy – Ken OlisaJenny Goodall / Daily Mail / REX / Shutterstock

Eight in 10 ethnic minority leaders do not trust their organisations

13 Sep 2017

Eight out of 10 (82%) ethnic minority leaders do not trust the organisations they work for, believing there is institutional...

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Acas study urges higher take-up of flexible working 

13 Sep 2017

A report published today by Acas calls for more flexible working for parents returning to work after parental leave as...

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David Lammy MP led the 18-month reviewKen McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock

Lammy review: Criminal records could be ‘sealed’ from employers

8 Sep 2017

Individuals’ criminal records could be sealed from employers as part of a series of recommendations made in an independent review...

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