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Stonewall, the organisation geared towards promotion of equal rights for gay and lesbian and bisexual groups, has launched Gay By Degree – the first ever guide which shows how gay-friendly every university in the UK is – www.gaybydegree.org.uk The online guide is aimed at lesbian, gay and bisexual 16 and 17 year olds who are…

Management qualifications now within easy reach of long arm of the law The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has become the first awarding body in the UK to be accredited by Ofqual (Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator) for its police management qualifications programme. The formal accreditation means that CMI is now a nationally recognised…

Pregnant women in the armed forces will be given greater protection from discrimination after a ruling by the Employment Tribunal. The Equality and Human Rights Commission funded the case brought by a female officer against the Royal Air Force in which she claimed she was removed from her job and had her promotion prospects delayed…

It has been revealed that council workers in England and Wales took an average of more than two days off work in 2009 as a result of of stress, costing local authorities more than £500m. Local Government Association (LGA) published statistics showed council employees took almost five million days off in total for mental health…

According to The IT Job Board’s latest survey[1] findings, 62% of IT workers would keep details about a job they are applying for secret from their colleagues to avoid competition for a role.  In addition, almost eight out of ten people (79%) would try to gain inside secrets about an organisation and its recruitment process to…

Women in the UK are still struggling to be seen as valuable in the workplace, according to one expert. Toni Eastwood, training director at everywoman, indicated that female candidates and employees are having to “work extra hard” to secure senior roles with British companies. She noted that in most cases, women looking for top jobs…

The latest quarterly CIPD/KPMG Labour Market Outlook survey of almost 800 employers signals that the UK’s emergence out of recession is now leading to better job prospects. Yet it also reveals a stark difference between job prospects in the private and public sectors: while private sector employers are more optimistic about creating jobs in the…

As the political parties fight for our attention at this week’s Election, a key theme has emerged from the main party manifestos to encourage leaders from the health and safety profession. It’s a theme that featured prominently in the manifesto of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH), launched last Spring. It’s the drive…

The new campaign by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, known as EU-OSHA raises awareness among EU employers of the importance of maintenance for safe and healthy workplaces and the need to protect workers who perform it.  Why a campaign about safe maintenance?  Maintenance is carried out in all sectors and workplaces.…

The City has been accused of being an “unethical” place to work and an area which is “rife with discrimination” by a number of female undergraduates. According to the Times, a survey of 450 Oxford undergraduates was conducted after a bank and management consultancy approached the university to ask why only one-third of its students…

The well-being and work-life balance of female solicitors in the UK could be given a boost with flexible working, it has been revealed. A survey conducted by the Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) and King’s College London has revealed one in two female legal professionals believe they are working too many hours each week but…

Employees who suffer from mental health issues are too frightened to speak out about it due to concerns over the stigma commonly attached to such illnesses, it has been said. Staff well-being may be affected, with Rethink stating many UK adults avoid talking about their mental health because they are worried it could lead to…

The Equality & Human Rights Commission is launching a set of proposals for fundamental changes to employment policies to open up more work opportunities for older Britons and address the challenges of an ageing workforce. The proposals include abolishing the default retirement age, the extension of the right to request flexible working to all, overhauling employer…

People who are overweight are missing out on job opportunities through discrimination, with employers assuming they will be “lazy” or lack self control, a new survey has found. According to research from Slimming World and YouGov, overweight individuals in work are four times more likely to be the victim of bullying due to their weight…

Communities Secretary John Denham has today re-affirmed the Governments steadfast commitment to tackling race inequality and set out plans to build on the significant achievements by pledging to tackle inequality wherever it exists. John Denham has published “Tackling Race Inequality: A Statement on Race”. This document details the consistent progress that has been made to tackle…