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Homeworking thought to help women’s career progression, survey shows

Homeworking thought to help women’s career progression, survey shows

According to a new survey carried out for the BBC, the majority of women believe homeworking would aid their career and allow them to juggle multiple duties. New data released by the BBC shows that over half of women (56 per cent) thought that working from home could...

Women looking for improved work-life balance in careers

Women looking for improved work-life balance in careers

Almost two-thirds of working women surveyed state they are looking for an improved work-life balance when it comes to their job.  Over three in five working women in the UK (62 per cent) are looking for better work-life balance in their careers, according to new...

Disability Awareness Day: How can HR support staff with disabilities?

Disability Awareness Day: How can HR support staff with disabilities?

With Disability Awareness Day falling over the weekend, HRreview investigates the different ways in which this group can be supported, both now and moving forward. Recent research from the UK parliament reveal that there were around 4.4 million disabled people in work...

KPMG seeks to hire working class staff

KPMG seeks to hire working class staff

‘Big Four’ accounting and consulting firm KPMG has announced a new aim to ensure that almost a third of its senior employees come from a working class background by 2030. This makes it one of the first large UK businesses to set such a target. The company has defined...

Only one in ten believe their workplace displays gender equality

Only one in ten believe their workplace displays gender equality

This pessimistic outlook comes as many companies are trying to focus on implementing diversity and inclusion strategies in the workplace.   New research carried out by INvolve, a global network and consultancy championing diversity and inclusion, finds that just over...

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Sam Olsen: How businesses and HR can help young people get into work

Sam Olsen: How businesses and HR can help young people get into work

The number of people aged 16-64 claiming unemployment related benefits has increased by 271,000 from January 2020 to January 2021, an increase of 120 per cent. Earlier this year, it was reported by the Prince’s Trust that 60 per cent of young people say that getting a...

Heather Rolfe: Older Workers and Age Discrimination

Heather Rolfe: Older Workers and Age Discrimination

Older, wiser but an outsider Spare a thought for people looking for work during the pandemic lockdown, sending out hundreds of applications with no success. But, for many older workers, this isn’t unusual even in normal times. A recent study for the Centre for Ageing...

Stuart Affleck: How to increase diversity of thought in the workplace

Stuart Affleck: How to increase diversity of thought in the workplace

Thankfully, diversity is becoming much more than a buzzword across many businesses. Over the past few years, companies are increasingly taking a microscope to their diversity and inclusion policies and procedures; finding they’re either not fit for purpose or in some...

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...

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