Equality & diversity

Top employers’ support for working parents is “invisible”

A number of employers including Asos, IBM, Lidl and Facebook are completely ‘invisible’ when it comes to publicising their support...

Putting a stop to the misuse of NDAs

19 Mar 2019

After the government this month outlined plans to outlaw the unethical use of non-disclosures agreements, Michael Hibbs looks at situations...

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Removing pregnant police officer from front line was discrimination

18 Mar 2019

A case where a pregnant police officer was taken away from front line duties and placed in a desk-based role ...

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‘Business lacks transparency over parental support’

18 Mar 2019

LinkedIn has claimed to have revealed evidence of a “disconnect” between employers and employees over the issue of flexible work, as most working parents feel their employers are not fully open about their parental policies. 

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Carers should receive ‘paid leave and a right to return to work’

15 Mar 2019

Nearly three in five carers in England and Wales are aged 50 years and over, and one in five people aged 50 to 69 years are informal carers.

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FTSE 350 firms risk investor disquiet over diversity

15 Mar 2019

Dozens of FTSE 350 organisations, including household names such as Domino’s Pizza, JD Sports and Greene King, have been urged...

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BNY Mellon’s flexible working policy review: what can HR learn?

13 Mar 2019

Last week US bank BNY Mellon informed its employees it was “pausing” a review of its policies that allow them...

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Bank of England ‘way off’ diversity targets

13 Mar 2019

The Bank of England is still “some way off” its diversity targets for next year, with little evidence that it...

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Equality regulator to investigate pay discrimination at BBC

12 Mar 2019

The BBC is being investigated by the Equality and Human Rights Commission following complaints that female employees were not paid...

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Public sector contracts more likely to go to employers that ‘improve society’

11 Mar 2019

Companies that do more to employ people from diverse backgrounds and reduce modern slavery will be first up for public...

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International Women’s Day: we need better balance in the workplace

8 Mar 2019

Industrialised recruitment practices in the form of AI are a threat to developing the kind of diverse, agile and highly skilled workforce that is required...

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Men’s parental leave is key to women’s progression

8 Mar 2019

On International Women’s Day, Lauren Touré looks at how encouraging men to share parental responsibilities can have a profound effect on female career progression.

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BNY Mellon

Major bank reverses its working from home ban

7 Mar 2019

The world's largest custodian bank and asset servicing company, the Bank of New York Mellon, has halted its plan to stop all 50,000 of its staff across the world from working from home.

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Amazon unveils strategy to increase women in STEM roles

7 Mar 2019

Amazon launches plans to boost women in tech roles across its UK business, as research offers fresh insights on women's experiences of the innovation economy

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Candidates apply for peak number of graduate schemes as competition grows

7 Mar 2019

Candidates are applying for an all-time high number of graduate schemes, according to figures collated by software company Oleeo.
According...

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