Cross-industry group to improve gender diversity in the hospitality, travel and leisure sector
Feb06

Cross-industry group to improve gender diversity in the hospitality, travel and leisure sector

Gender diversity and female progression within the hospitality, travel and leisure sector is being held back by a limited focus on diversity, lack of flexible working and inadequate support for women returning from career breaks, a new comprehensive review of the sector reveals.     The review, Women in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure 2020, is led by Tea Colaianni, chair of the Woman in Hospitality 2020 working group, an independent...

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Battling bias: how to create a diverse workforce
Jan16

Battling bias: how to create a diverse workforce

Guest Blog from David Willett, Corporate Director at The Open University Hiring new people can be a tricky business. Recruiters are looking for people with the right skills who will fit into the rest of the team – but the search for the perfect cultural fit could be affecting diversity, and it all comes down to unconscious bias.     Three in 10 senior managers have admitted that, when it comes to recruitment, they hire people just...

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More Than Half of UK Adults Believe That Young Girls Are Discouraged from a Career in Mechanics
Jan04

More Than Half of UK Adults Believe That Young Girls Are Discouraged from a Career in Mechanics

The latest research from ClickMechanic, an online marketplace for car repair, has revealed that more than half of UK adults believe that young girls are discouraged from a career in mechanics, as a result of its being a male-dominated industry.     In fact, 58% argue that the gender imbalance will have a negative influence on a young girl’s decision to enter into this profession. Looking at other factors; 50% feel that the stereotype...

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Glassdoor Report Reveals One-Third Of Hiring Decision Makers Expect To Increase Investment In Diversity & Inclusion Programmes In Next Year
Nov08

Glassdoor Report Reveals One-Third Of Hiring Decision Makers Expect To Increase Investment In Diversity & Inclusion Programmes In Next Year

More than Half Report that a Lack of Investment in Diversity and Inclusion is a Barrier in Attracting and Hiring Quality Candidates   Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job sites, today released new data,1 revealing greater resources are expected to be devoted towards improving a lack of diversity over the coming year. One in three (35 percent) hiring decision makers expect to increase investment in diversity and inclusion efforts...

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Brits fear they’re not taken seriously due to their age, gender and appearance
Oct12

Brits fear they’re not taken seriously due to their age, gender and appearance

21 per cent of employees are worried they’re not taken seriously due to their age, with women notably more concerned than men (25 per cent to 17 per cent of men). Almost half (43 per cent) of 16-24 year olds feared judgement 16 per cent of women feel held back by their gender 42 per cent of HR Directors prioritise output over employee wellbeing, highlighting employee struggle New research from CABA, the charity that supports the...

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Robots could mean we spend longer in retirement, says TUC
Sep19

Robots could mean we spend longer in retirement, says TUC

A new report published by the TUC argues that the economic gains from digitisation, robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) should be used to benefit working people, for example by reversing policies to raise the state pension age.   The report Shaping Our Digital Future explores how the next technological revolution will impact on jobs and wages. Previous waves of technological change have not led to an overall loss of jobs, but...

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Career conference for BAME employees to take place in London
Sep07

Career conference for BAME employees to take place in London

Leaders of the country’s biggest corporations will come together at major conference in October to develop an action plan aimed at making Britain’s boardrooms more ethnically diverse. The Bank of England, HSBC and Tesco are taking part in the Investing in Ethnicity and Race Conference, which will kick start a drive to improve career progression opportunities for people of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds. Other...

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How to Manage Multicultural Teams
Aug23

How to Manage Multicultural Teams

By Paul Heilbronner, EVP Global HR, Axway A generation ago, most organisations employed a workforce that was representative of their geography. Today, the world is much smaller – we live in a global economy that is supported by ever-evolving technology which means a multicultural workforce is more common than not. Thankfully. Diversity in the workplace can be explored from several perspectives. Some consider it with academic or...

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Ethnic diversity in FTSE 100 leadership pipeline improves for first time in four years
Aug23

Ethnic diversity in FTSE 100 leadership pipeline improves for first time in four years

  Ethnic diversity in leadership pipeline within FTSE 100 companies increases to 5%, the highest level for four years But six-in-10 (58%) main boards of Britain’s biggest companies have no ethnic minority presence, despite the Government’s Parker Review recommending no FTSE 100 board should be exclusively white by 2020 Green Park’s Leadership 10,000 report shows gender diversity in leadership is now moving back in more industries than...

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Race pay gap shock as research shows black workers with A-levels earn 10% less than white colleagues
Aug17

Race pay gap shock as research shows black workers with A-levels earn 10% less than white colleagues

– Black workers with A-levels earn £1.20 an hour less than whites – Black pay gap widest for those with degrees (14%) and higher education certs and diplomas (20%) Black workers whose highest qualifications are A-levels earn 10% less than their white peers – missing out on an average £1.20 per hour. The new analysis was published by the TUC this week, in advance of A-level results. Race pay gap increases in line with...

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3 in 5 disabled employees experience workplace bias
Aug10

3 in 5 disabled employees experience workplace bias

Three in five (60%) UK employees with a disability have experienced bias in the workplace, in comparison to just 35% of those without a disability, reveals research from Badenoch & Clark – part of The Adecco Group UK&I. Worryingly, the report, ‘Inspiring Inclusion in the Workplace’, also found that two thirds of those with a mental disability (65%), and 45% of those with a physical disability believe that their organisation...

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How our brains are changing our workplaces without us even realising
Aug10

How our brains are changing our workplaces without us even realising

Behavioural expert, Richard Daniel Curtis, CEO of The Mentoring School, explains why unconscious bias could be changing our workplaces without us even realising. In the news over the past few days there has been a story in the news about an individual employee in Google posting an anti-diversity memo and the strong reaction (both ways) that this has caused. The author of the memo is purported to be a male software engineer arguing...

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Google employee fired over ‘gender bias’ memo, as CEO flies back from holiday to sort out the fallout
Aug08

Google employee fired over ‘gender bias’ memo, as CEO flies back from holiday to sort out the fallout

Social media erupted yesterday, as reports emerged of a Google memo which accused the search giant of a left bias and claimed that the reason women were not in more leadership roles was because of their biological differences with men. The negative PR saw the memo’s author, James Damore, being swiftly dismissed, and Google’s CEO sending a memo out to staff, and cancelling the end of his family holiday. Engineer...

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1 in 4 Professionals claim they have experienced discrimination at interview
Jul31

1 in 4 Professionals claim they have experienced discrimination at interview

The latest study from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, has found that nearly one in four (22%) professionals in the UK have experienced discrimination during an interview, and for the majority (39.3%) it was because of their age. The survey of 1,200 workers, sought to reveal how many professionals in the UK have been affected by interview discrimination, and the reasons for this. The data found that over half of...

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Worried about gender pay reporting?  Why not tackle the gender pay gap!
Jul19

Worried about gender pay reporting? Why not tackle the gender pay gap!

Peninsula Head of Advisory Kate Palmer discusses how businesses can take positive action to reduce the gender pay gap in their organisation. From 2014-2016 Peninsula experienced a 83% increase in advice requests regarding gender discrimination with the on-going gender pay gap discussion being the most prevalent issue for business owners.  Following today’s BBC report, which saw the corporation admitting that two-thirds of its...

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