Unconscious bias

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How to use neuroscience to tackle unconscious bias

Testing for instinctive prejudices in the workplace is a controversial area. But an approach based on the functioning of the...

Can we be bothered? How racism persists in the workplace

23 Mar 2018

While great progress has been made with tackling racism in recent decades, Professor Binna Kandola argues that it lives on...

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Gender equality: ‘Men and women are not the same and won’t be’

13 Mar 2018

Jordan Peterson has HR in his crosshairs with his strident criticism of efforts to close the gender pay gap and...

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Marilyn Loden on 40 years of the ‘glass ceiling’

8 Mar 2018

Management consultant Marilyn Loden coined the phrase “glass ceiling” some 40 years ago. On International Women’s Day, she talks about...

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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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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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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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Eight in 10 ethnic minority leaders do not trust their organisations

13 Sep 2017

Eight out of 10 (82%) ethnic minority leaders do not trust the organisations they work for, believing there is institutional...

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Employers should be required to publish ethnicity breakdown

19 Jul 2017

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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