Equality & diversity

Unconscious bias tends to be entrenched, so could artificial intelligence make it less widespread?imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock

Artificial intelligence: Could an algorithm rid us of unconscious bias?

Unconscious bias can stop us making the best recruitment and progression decisions at work, but what if some or all...

Cyber bullying

What employers can do to stop cyber bullying at work

15 Nov 2017

Anti-Bullying Week is a timely reminder for employers to look at the growing risk of cyber bullying at work. David...

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Liv Garfield of utilities company Severn Trent is one of just seven female CEOs in the FTSE100

Extend gender boardroom targets to FTSE 350: Hampton-Alexander review

9 Nov 2017

Gender boardroom targets should be extended beyond the FTSE 100 to the FTSE 350, Sir Philip Hampton has urged.

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Is Ed Sheeran's success down to his name or his musical ability?Hahn Lionel/ABACA/PA Images

Which names attract the highest and lowest pay?

8 Nov 2017

Being a man called Ed could be the key to maximising your pay, earning you more than three times the...

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Pregnant women and new mothers need more legal protection

7 Nov 2017

A charity has called for greater legal protections for new mothers, claiming the Government has failed to act on the...

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colour-blind

Colour blindness deemed not to be disability at tribunal

7 Nov 2017

A claimant’s red-green colour blindness could not be considered a disability under the Equality Act 2010, an employment tribunal has...

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Gender pay gap risks serious damage to employers’ reputations

3 Nov 2017

Employers face a serious threat to their reputations from mandatory gender pay gap reporting, research has revealed.

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Leader of the Commons Andrea Leadsom responds to a question about allegations of unwanted sexual behaviourPA/PA Wire/PA Images

Sexual harassment: the rise of historical allegations

31 Oct 2017

With the reports of historical sexual harassment in Hollywood and now Parliament, employees may feel increasingly able to come forward...

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How not to make HR decisions that come back to haunt you

HR horrors: How to flee four frightening scenarios

31 Oct 2017

Halloween is upon us, but what are the most common HR horrors and how should employers deal with them? Alexandra...

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

Recruiters should offer flexible working option as “standard”

19 Oct 2017

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

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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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