This progress is positive, but there’s still a long way to go to close the gender gap for good. A report by the World Economic Forum found that the global progress in levelling the gender playing field has stalled since 2013. In fact, the UK now comes 15th in a global ranking of four areas that include education, health, the workplace and political representation – a drop from 9th place in 2006.
Published: 20 December 2017
There is widespread agreement that more needs to be done. Unconscious biases are “social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness,” according to UCSF’s Office of Diversity & Outreach. No matter our race, gender, background, education or income level, we all hold biases that have been shaped by our education, culture and experience.
Published: 21 November 2017
If you are a racist manager you are in a position to stop black people from joining your team or getting promotion. How is this possible with all the equal opportunity recruitment policies, the explicit procedures , the monitoring arrangements and a vigilant HR?
Published: 7 November 2017
The Government’s recently-published race audit highlights significant disparity in health, housing and education when it comes to the experiences of ... View Article
Published: 17 October 2017
The world’s only Open Data anti-slavery register TISCreport.org highlighted ‘the Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ of compliance with the Modern Slavery Act section 54.
Published: 28 September 2017
There are many barriers to employment that need to be broken down so that young people, no matter what their background, are given the chance to develop the career of their choice.
Published: 26 September 2017
As we look at the world today, it is easy for women and girls to feel discouraged by the lack of progress that has been made toward creating a culture where men and women compete on equal footing. Article by Valerie Jarrett.
Published: 8 September 2017
This September sees the 50th anniversary of the Wolfenden Report, which marked the beginning of the decriminalising of homosexuality in the United Kingdom. Reflecting on how far we have come in terms of combating discrimination, it’s now the case that just 2 percent of UK employees believe homophobia is the most apparent form of discrimination in their workplace. Nick Goldberg, CEO - UK & Ireland, Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna.
Published: 2 September 2017
Top firms' leadership pipeline improves for first time in four years. Ethnic diversity in leadership pipeline within FTSE 100 companies increases to 5 percent, the highest level for four years.
Published: 18 August 2017
In the wake of the BBC's gender pay gap, following its enforced public disclosure of the salaries (of £150,000 or more) it pays to its “talent”.
Published: 10 August 2017