Equality & diversity

BAME-employees

How can organisations support better progression for BAME employees?

The CIPD recently revealed that a third of black employees thought discrimination was getting in the way of their career...

Men are more likely than women to think it acceptable to kiss a colleague at a Christmas party

Zero hours workers subject to more sexual harassment

11 Dec 2017

Two fifths of women and a fifth of men in the UK say they have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour at...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

11 Dec 2017

With large parts of the UK having experienced heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace...

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Top 10 HR questions November 2017: Gender pay gap reporting looms large

7 Dec 2017

Employers have just under five months left to publish their gender pay gap reports. Most employers covered by the gender...

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Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

6 Dec 2017

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...

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Jewish teacher sacked for ‘living in sin’ wins discrimination claim

5 Dec 2017

A school teacher has won a religious and sex discrimination claim against an Orthodox Jewish nursery which dismissed her for...

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A third of black employees feel discrimination blocks progress

4 Dec 2017

Almost a third of black employees believe their careers have been hampered by discrimination, according to new research from the...

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Many GPs had not heard of Fit for Work according to research this year

Fit for Work assessments to be scrapped

1 Dec 2017

The Government has announced that Fit for Work assessment services will close next spring, following low referral rates.
Employers, employees...

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Sickness absence: plan now for the ageing workforce

29 Nov 2017

Employers need to plan for an ageing workforce where absences will be longer and employees may need to change their...

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Employers reluctant to report gender pay gap figures, finds XpertHR

24 Nov 2017

Employers are holding back from publishing their gender pay gap figures, despite having already carried out the calculations required under...

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Metropolitan Police collars Award for Diversity and Inclusion

23 Nov 2017

London’s police force has made great strides in recruiting more black and ethnic minority officers and has redesigned its selection ...

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The RAD Awards celebrate the brightest and best in recruitment communications, and have been running for 27 years.

RAD Awards 2018 shortlist announced

20 Nov 2017

The shortlist for the RAD Awards, which celebrate the brightest and best in recruitment advertising, has now been announced.
The...

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

16 Nov 2017

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

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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.

Gender...

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