Unconscious bias


Employers should be required to publish ethnicity breakdown

UK businesses should publish a breakdown of black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) employees, according to recommendations from the Chartered...

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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Male managers command less authority in “female” jobs

16 May 2017

Customers afford less authority to male managers in jobs more typically associated with women, but the same cannot be said...

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Four key actions to tackle a gender pay gap

14 Feb 2017

New rules on gender pay gap reporting simply compel employers to publish details of their pay gap on an annual...

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Eight ways to ensure diversity initiatives are fair

17 Oct 2016

After a BBC radio presenter claimed he was sacked for being a white man, is positive discrimination a fair solution...

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How to get it right in the generation game

18 Jul 2016

Managers are too busy making generalisations to tap into the potential of older workers, according to a new policy paper...

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Others should follow NHS focus on race equality

7 Jun 2016

The NHS Equality and Diversity Council’s first report from the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) has shown that black...

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Speaking my language: how accent impacts our opinion of others

1 Feb 2016

Are you guilty of judging someone by their accent? This is just another form of unconscious bias, argues Snéha Khilay,...

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How can the gender balance in engineering be improved?

4 Dec 2015

Despite a raft of initiatives, there still aren’t enough women entering the engineering profession. Charlie Weatherhogg, HR director of infrastructure...

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HMRC scooped the award for diversity and inclusion in 2015.

Personnel Today Awards 2015: HMRC shines in Diversity and Inclusion

3 Dec 2015

HMRC impressed the judges and received the Award for Diversity and Inclusion at the Personnel Today Awards 2015. Here we...

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Will name-blind recruitment stop race discrimination?

1 Dec 2015

A number of big employers are using “name-blind recruitment”, or removing names from application forms and CVs in an effort...

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David Cameron announces blind CV equality initiative

26 Oct 2015

Private and public-sector employers have signed up to recruit graduates on a name-blind basis, the Prime Minister has announced.

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Microsoft is typical of the tech sector: its workforce is 71% male, 29% female and 60% white. Photo: ddp USA/REX

Recruitment advertising: making diversity your message

14 Sep 2015

With employers under pressure to prove their commitment to diversity, how important is it to reflect this in their recruitment...

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Gender inequality: still work to be done

22 Jul 2015

While plans to make gender pay gap reporting mandatory in larger organisations will go some way to address male and...

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Retaining older workers adds billions to economy, says report

11 Mar 2015

A government report has suggested that keeping older people in work could add £55 billion per year to the UK...

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