Equality & diversity

Boris Johnson promises commission on race inequality

15 Jun 2020

The prime minister's promise of a commission ignores measures awaiting to be implemented, says Labour, such as those in the McGregor workplace inequality report.

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‘Introduce ethnicity pay gap reporting now’, government urged

12 Jun 2020

A petition urging the government to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting has gained the support of responsible business network...

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Why diversity and inclusion is critical to business recovery

11 Jun 2020

Diversity and inclusion could form a cornerstone of businesses' recovery after the coronavirus pandemic, the CIPD's Festival of Work heard.

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Time for action on ethnic diversity in the workplace

11 Jun 2020

Given recent world events there's never been a better time for companies to make a commitment to eradicating bias, inequality and discrimination, argue Bina Patel and Ozlem Mehmet.

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Defence chief demands action to counter armed forces racism

11 Jun 2020

All military personnel should see the potential in every recruit and help end intolerance, said the UK's most senior officer today.

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Uber drivers in court over ministers’ failure to help gig workers

11 Jun 2020

The High Court today hears a case brought by drivers and the IWGB over Treasury's failure to protect precarious workers during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Prioritise the young to drive economic recovery – CBI

11 Jun 2020

The Confederation of British Industry has urged Boris Johnson to make job creation, skills training and opportunities, especially for young...

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Governments ‘failed to act’ on social mobility, report claims

10 Jun 2020

Government departments have failed to act on a third of key recommendations made by the Social Mobility Commission in the...

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Global businesses embrace Black Lives Matter movement

9 Jun 2020

Businesses break with the past to express support for Black Lives Matter as CEOs and founders tell of their revulsion at recent killings in the US.

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How should vulnerable workers feature in return to work risk assessments?

8 Jun 2020

BAME people and individuals with obesity are at greater risk from Covid-19. How can they be protected in the workplace?

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Pandemic is a business transformation opportunity for HR

8 Jun 2020

Covid-19 is a tragedy that HR can use to help transform business, global business forum hears.

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Black Lives Matter: Employers urged to take a stand against racism

3 Jun 2020

HR professionals are being advised to “check in” with their employees and do their best to accommodate annual leave requests...

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Flexible working ‘nudge’ result in 30% uplift in job applications

29 May 2020

Recruiters that were prompted to consider flexible working when posting a job were 20% more likely to list flexible work...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020: entry deadline extension available

29 May 2020

With just one week left until the original deadline, we announce that organisations can apply for a two-week extension to...

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Just half of employers publish 2018-19 gender pay gap

29 May 2020

Only half of businesses chose to publish their gender pay gap reports for the year ending April 2019 – a...

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