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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Press cries ‘sexism’ as BBC Gender Pay Report shows a distinct disparity between sexes
Jul19

Press cries ‘sexism’ as BBC Gender Pay Report shows a distinct disparity between sexes

In order to comply with the Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations, as well as Prime Minister Theresa May’s rules requiring the identification of BBC staff earning more than £150,000 a year, the corporation has today released the salaries of 96 of its top stars. The total pay for those on the list is almost £30million. The data released today shows a definite pay gap between top BBC male and female presenters. Only a third of the 96...

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Life-changing partnership supports people living with HIV to get back into the workplace
Jul18

Life-changing partnership supports people living with HIV to get back into the workplace

“My confidence hit rock bottom – but now I’ve been employed for three years and am excited for the future” A quarter of people living with HIV in the UK are currently unemployed. Many face barriers including gaps on their CV, low confidence and lack of skills when going back to work, as well as misunderstanding from employers about the condition. Many of these individuals are skilled, trained professionals who are overlooked or...

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How one sport is helping visually impaired candidates improve job prospects
Jul17

How one sport is helping visually impaired candidates improve job prospects

Mark Winder, CEO of Goalball UK explains how Goalball is improving employment prospects for candidates with visual impairment – and giving their visually abled colleagues the opportunity to experience the challenges they face. Accessibility is more than adapting the environment Great strides have been made in the past few decades in creating welcoming and accessible workplaces for people with disabilities – but the reality...

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UBER This! Why Gender Intelligence is Critical to the Company’s Future
Jul13

UBER This! Why Gender Intelligence is Critical to the Company’s Future

President and CEO of Global Risk Institute, Richard Nesbitt, discusses the importance of gender intelligence – and why management behaviour needs to change< The recent board and management shenanigans at UBER serve as a reminder of how much work many organizations still need around gender intelligence. One of the most important opportunities that exists is to improve our companies by achieving management teams and boards...

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One in three LGBT people have been harassed or bullied at work
Jul13

One in three LGBT people have been harassed or bullied at work

A major new study published by the TUC has found that more than one in three (36%) of LGBT people have been harassed or bullied at work. More than 5,000 LGBT people responded to the survey, making it the most comprehensive workplace survey of LGBT people in the UK.  The findings are both shocking and surprising:   Harassment and discrimination: More than one in three (36%) of LGBT workers have been harassed or bullied at work....

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Why HR should take care when using intelligence for diversity hiring
Jul06

Why HR should take care when using intelligence for diversity hiring

Charles Hipps, CEO & Founder, WCN discusses how HR need to balance risks and opportunities in diversity hiring There’s little doubt about the benefit of hiring a diverse workforce. McKinsey found in one UK study that greater gender diversity on the senior-executive team could positively affect performance. For every 10% diversity increase, they saw profits rise by up to 3.5%. Organisations know it’s needed, but often lack the...

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Apprenticeships provide employment boost for people with a learning disability
Jun29

Apprenticeships provide employment boost for people with a learning disability

Charity Mencap is highlighting the low levels of people with a learning disability in paid work and the need for employers to open up their recruitment practices. Latest statistics show that there are less than 6% of adults with a learning disability known to social services are in paid employment. People with a learning disability face many barriers when trying to find work, including: Complicated application forms Negative employer...

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The Apprenticeship Levy ‘key to unlocking disabled talent’
Jun29

The Apprenticeship Levy ‘key to unlocking disabled talent’

The introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy offers employers a prime opportunity to improve disabled talent pipelines. That was the conclusion of a recent round table hosted by the Recruitment Industry Disability Initiative (RIDI). However, attendees identified a number of barriers to engagement. Not least a level of ambiguity around where employers should turn to for support in this area with an overarching theme running throughout...

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Two in five employees have experienced workplace bias
Jun27

Two in five employees have experienced workplace bias

Research from Badenoch & Clark reveals that workers want employers to do more to create an inclusive working culture 39% of workers admit that they have experienced a form of bias in the workplace or when applying for a job, according to research released today by Badenoch & Clark, part of The Adecco Group UK and Ireland. The Badenoch & Clark research report, ‘Inspiring Inclusion in the Workplace’ also found that one in...

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