Tags: Equality & Diversity

Infographic: The benefits of a diverse workforce

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England’s footballers suffer discrimination in spite of historic run to semis

There is no doubt that the exploits of the England football team at the Women’s World Cup in Canada this summer grabbed the attention of a nation and kick-started a popular discussion about gender discrepancies and attitudes both within sport and in society at large. The BBC’s coverage was the most comprehensive of any all-female…

Abercrombie and Fitch to move away from controversial hiring practices

Abercrombie and Fitch (A&F), notorious for their strict guidelines on employee appearance, have finally scrapped their ‘look policy’. The clothing retailer have previously come under fire for their discriminatory policies and ‘over-sexualised’ branding, and has been the subject of numerous lawsuits and tribunals related to their hiring practices. They have also seen their shares fall…

For decades, women in the workplace were openly considered as supporters, enablers and facilitators for powerful men. Most women were secretaries, telephone operators and typists. They were employed to sort out the details that were far beneath the attention of their male employers. Whilst the men did the ‘real’ work, the women busied themselves with…

Diversity in business is hampered by a data gap, finds new research from Brunel University, commissioned by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Towards better diversity management – which summarises the full research and draws on previous work on the subject – reveals that organisations globally…

Micro businesses are Britain’s least discriminatory workplaces

The new report from leading employment law solicitors Doyle Clayton reveals that micro businesses are Britain’s least discriminatory workplaces (according to their employees) while medium and large organisations struggle with discrimination. Based on interviews with 1,000 employees across a range of organisations (conducted by Censuswide Research), Doyle Clayton’s Age Before Beauty? report looks at age and…

A third of British women still do not feel they have full equality with men

Global survey finds Britons among the most likely to support equal opportunities for men and women A new Ipsos global survey finds the British (94%) and Spanish (93%) the most likely to believe in equal opportunities for men and women. There is less of a consensus in Japan, where rather fewer – 71% – believe…

Barclays Boss Curt Hess honoured at ‘gay Oscars’

Barclays CEO Curt Hess scooped the corporate ‘Straight Ally of the Year’ award at the Out In the City and G3 Magazine Awards on Friday night (25 April 2014). The glitzy award ceremony, dubbed Britain’s ‘gay oscars’ saw celebrities including Tom Daley and Paul O’Grady receive gongs. The event paid tribute to the individuals and…

Nearly half a million disabled people fell out of work last year

More than 430,000 disabled people fell out of work last year according to a new report from the disability charity Scope. The report, A Million Futures is based on a survey of over 700 disabled adults, new analysis of employment figures, and the first hand experiences of disabled people and lifts the lid on disabled people’s experiences…