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Deep disparities of views on workplace equality

Seventy-five percent of females in the workplace consider gender pay equality to be a major workplace concern compared to just 53 percent of men. Equal pay for equal jobs is a major issue that impacts both men and women and the economy as a whole.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 19 November 2018

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Tackling size bias in the workplace

New LinkedIn study highlights the impact of size bias in the workplace when it comes to hiring new employees, over half (56 percent) of employers believe they are missing out on talent due to discrimination against people due to their weight. LinkedIn Learning courses opened up to help professionals tackle unconscious bias and create an inclusive workplace.

Article by: Ngaire Moyes | Published: 3 November 2018

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The fight for equality now – not in 2047

The fight for equality in the UK approached a turning point on 4th April 2018 when companies were forced to reveal their gender pay gap. The results were as expected – almost eight in ten companies and public-sector bodies pay men more than women. Contributor Sean Culligan.

Article by: Sean Culligan | Published: 3 September 2018

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Diversity – great expectations

Whether it’s race, gender, sexuality or faith the more we state that diversity is a good thing the greater the expectation of staff that managers will create a safe, fair, prejudice free work place. We have acted as if the challenge was to have a workforce that reflected the diversity within society and the communities we serve.

Article by: Blair McPherson | Published: 5 July 2018

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Why role models needed in technology to promote greater diversity

For an industry that is shaping our digital future with the ambition to improve “the economy, the environment, and society as a whole” is it fair to question whether the technology sector suffers from a chronic diversity problem when it leads in so many other areas.

Article by: Philip Low | Published: 27 April 2018

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Board level ethnic and disability diversity in sport remains low

Currently just four percent of board members in sport representative bodies are individuals from ethnic minorities, and three percent are disabled, says new data from a survey of UK sports governing bodies by Moore Stephens, the UKs 9th largest accounting and consulting network. Contributor Sarah Hillary, Partner at Moore Stephens.

Article by: Sarah Hillary | Published: 12 March 2018

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Equal opportunity for men and women: where do we start?

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.

Article by: Press Release | Published: 20 December 2017

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Path to Parity: Tackling Unconscious Bias

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.

Article by: Paradigm for Parity | Published: 21 November 2017

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When racism is subtle and devious

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?

Article by: Blair McPherson | Published: 7 November 2017