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Seven in 10 Black employees say they face barriers in recruitment

Seven in 10 Black employees say they face barriers in recruitment

Research showed that over seven in 10 Black employees felt they had faced barriers in recruitment which was twice as many of the number of White employees who felt this way. A new report conducted by Lloyd's of London, an insurance company, found that 71 per cent of...

MP presents bill for businesses to publish their gender pay gap data

MP presents bill for businesses to publish their gender pay gap data

Yesterday (20th October), a Labour MP presented a bill in Parliament that would mean businesses with 100 or more employees would be required to release their gender pay gap data. Labour MP, Stella Creasy, presented a bill in Parliament yesterday which would, by law,...

What can organisations do to tackle unconscious bias?

What can organisations do to tackle unconscious bias?

Unconscious bias has been a very important topic to HR staff this year especially with the rise of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) initiatives. HRreview previously reported on how 60 per cent of organisations wanted to focus on DE&I programs this year...

Gender pay gap reporting: UK lags behind other countries, research finds

Gender pay gap reporting: UK lags behind other countries, research finds

A new report has concluded that the UK is "unique in its light touch approach" as it does not require private employers to produce a plan to tackle gender pay gaps.  A new report by the Fawcett Society and the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership at King’s College...

Pay gap between white and ethnic minority employees drastically narrows

Pay gap between white and ethnic minority employees drastically narrows

The pay gap between white and ethnic minority employees has narrowed to its lowest level since 2012 in England and Wales. According to new research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), reporting on 2019 figures, the hourly median pay between white and ethnic...

Tesco employees take legal action over equal pay dispute

Tesco employees take legal action over equal pay dispute

Yesterday (6th October 2020), the Tesco Action Group went to court over claims that the supermarket did not pay staff equally, with men being paid more than women over a seven year time frame.  This legal action was first brought against Tesco in 2018 as estimates...

Diversity and inclusion features introduced on Glassdoor

Diversity and inclusion features introduced on Glassdoor

Glassdoor, a site that allows employees to anonymously rate their companies, has announced their newest features which is hoped to "deliver greater transparency into the current state of diversity, equity and inclusion within companies".  Employment rating site,...

CBI calls for company boards to have “at least one BAME member”

CBI calls for company boards to have “at least one BAME member”

Yesterday (1st October 2020), the confederation of British Industry (CBI) called on UK firms to have at least one BAME (black, asian or minority ethnic) member on their board by 2021. This scheme has been backed by firms such as Deloitte, Aviva, Linklaters and...

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Arran Heal: How to make discrimination worse

Arran Heal: How to make discrimination worse

Employers aren’t afraid to discriminate - because they know it’s unlikely they’ll get caught out. So claims a new report from Parliament’s Women and Equalities Committee (WEC). The study looks at how the Equality Act of 2010 has been enforced, pointing to evidence of...

Rachel Mapleston: Gender inequality in sport affects us all

Rachel Mapleston: Gender inequality in sport affects us all

Women’s sport has a high profile this summer with the Women’s World Cup tournaments in football and T20 cricket seeing record viewing figures and media coverage. Yet every year we see gender equality issues in the major sporting events, in terms of both pay and value...

Jo Stubbs: Creating a disability-confident workplace

Jo Stubbs: Creating a disability-confident workplace

Ensuring the workplace is inclusive and fair is an essential part of an HR professional’s role. Tackling poor attitudes around disability and creating a positive workplace culture for disabled people is a major part of this. According to the charity Scope, almost one...

Jamie Roberts: Plugging the gender gap

Jamie Roberts: Plugging the gender gap

For centuries a stereotype has existed around the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) industries. This is perhaps the main reason why the number of women in the industry is still at such a low level. Tragically, despite the stereotype now being...

Carol Johnson: The untapped talent of successful women in business

Carol Johnson: The untapped talent of successful women in business

It is a sad fact that in today’s society there are many women who have been fortunate enough to have long, successful and happy careers, but now that they are looking for a more conducive pace of working life they seem unable to find it or have it. Perhaps this is...

Martha How: Changes and challenges to LGBTI and employee benefits

Martha How: Changes and challenges to LGBTI and employee benefits

Workplace diversity is increasing, covering wide ranging aspects of difference in people, gender, race, religion, physical and mental ability and disability, age, sexual preference and identity. Employers have responded to this, driven by twin forces of...

Paul Holcroft: How to turn up the LGBT voice in your workplace

Paul Holcroft: How to turn up the LGBT voice in your workplace

Over the last decade, organisations have made huge strides in supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees and creating an inclusive workplace. However, a survey by Stonewall in 2018 reported that 35 per cent of LGBT people in the UK, choose not...

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