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OECD urges HR to make their workforce age-inclusive

OECD urges HR to make their workforce age-inclusive

New research by OECD (The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) highlights that HR must take steps to make the workforce more inclusive as more generations work side-by-side in the workplace.  A new report by the OECD highlights the importance of...

BME workers faced “triple whammy” of threats during the pandemic

BME workers faced “triple whammy” of threats during the pandemic

Research shows that workers who are Black or Minority Ethnic have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic in multiple ways.  Research released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Trades Union Congress (TUC) reveals that BME workers (Black,...

Pinterest pays out £16.9 million after gender discrimination claims

Pinterest pays out £16.9 million after gender discrimination claims

The social media app Pinterest have agreed to pay out £16.9 million after former Chief Operating Officer, Françoise Brougher, brought claims of gender discrimination against the company.  In one of the largest publicly announced settlements for gender discrimination,...

Women over 30 were hired at a slower rate than men during COVID-19

Women over 30 were hired at a slower rate than men during COVID-19

New research reveals how inequalities in the workplace have been brought to the forefront through the patterns of hiring during the pandemic. Research from LinkedIn, the professional networking service, reveals that certain demographics have been hired at a slower...

Disabled employees see work from home requests denied by employers

Disabled employees see work from home requests denied by employers

New research shows that, despite the health and safety risks linked to COVID-19, around a fifth of employees with disabilities are seeing their work from home requests denied by their employer.  Research from Scope, a charity that champions equality for people with...

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Ewan Carr: Staying mindful of reasonable adjustments during COVID-19

Ewan Carr: Staying mindful of reasonable adjustments during COVID-19

New research has shown that one fifth of disabled employees have had their request to work from home, be furloughed or redeployed during the pandemic rejected. Whether an employee’s request is valid depends on the individual case, however, the pandemic shouldn’t be...

Jamie Mackenzie: The Benefits of a Neurodiverse Team

Jamie Mackenzie: The Benefits of a Neurodiverse Team

Many employers are actively aware of the need to promote diversity in their workplaces in matters of race, gender, beliefs, and sexual orientation. But neurodiversity, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia and other alternative ways of thinking, is an area that is often...

Rebecca Berry: All BBC presenters are equal, but some more than others

Rebecca Berry: All BBC presenters are equal, but some more than others

The BBC found itself on the cusp of an avalanche of equal pay claims this month, following the success of Samira Ahmed in the Employment Tribunal. Since 2012, Ms Ahmed has presented the BBC’s “Newswatch”– a 15 minute weekly programme looking back at its news coverage,...

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