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. Nearly...

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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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Senior HR Advisor awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Jun27

Senior HR Advisor awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours

HR Services Senior Advisor Pat Thomas has been recognised as a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to transport in London and the community. Pat, from Barnehurst, Kent, who works in the Transport for London Human Resources team, has been an inspirational driving force in her professional and public life, working to foster great understanding between diverse groups of people with different...

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After Uber: how to prevent sexual harassment and encourage employees to raise concerns
Jun22

After Uber: how to prevent sexual harassment and encourage employees to raise concerns

Peninsula Head of Advisory Kate Palmer, discusses how employers can protect themselves from high-profile sexual harassment cases through prevention, openness and support for staff.   Preventing sexual harassment is one of the most concerning elements of managing staff for many employers. Employers have an obligation to prevent this from occurring and, if it can be shown they have not taken all reasonable steps to stop this, then the...

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GMB London awarded President’s Leadership Award for Equality 2017 at GMB Congress in Plymouth
Jun08

GMB London awarded President’s Leadership Award for Equality 2017 at GMB Congress in Plymouth

GMB London has been awarded the President’s Leadership Award for Equality 2017 for the ‘Mental Health at Work Training’ project at GMB Congress today (Sunday, 4th June 2017) in Plymouth in the ‘most inspirational project for making a difference’ category. The Mental Health at Work Training project came about as a result of a motion to the GMB Regional Equality Conference asking for training for shop stewards/reps to...

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Shock as 8 out of 10 employers admit ‘regional accents influence recruitment decisions’
Jun08

Shock as 8 out of 10 employers admit ‘regional accents influence recruitment decisions’

Does having a strong accent have an impact on recruitment decisions, and on our perceptions of candidates? Facilities management company DCS Multiserve did some research, and the results were surprising.   Accents affect employability Research proves a clear link between employability and recruitment, but surprisingly continues to shape the way employees are treated at work.  Eight in 10 employers admit to making discriminating...

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GMB reveals 10 million now in insecure work, and TUC reveals BAME workers over a third more likely to have insecure employment
Jun07

GMB reveals 10 million now in insecure work, and TUC reveals BAME workers over a third more likely to have insecure employment

New research, unveiled at the union’s 100th annual congress in Plymouth, reveals that up to one in three of the UK workforce are now in precarious employment – defined as those in the gig economy, on zero or short hours contracts, temporary workers, the underemployed and those at risk of bogus self-employment. Precarious work impacts on the individual worker, their family and on the Treasury.  A GMB poll asked 1,000 precarious workers...

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