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Could talent shortages be solved through DEI?

Specialist recruitment firm Robert Half is urging UK businesses to focus on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives if they want to secure top talent.

Contributor: Victoria Sprott, International Talent Acquisition Director - Robert Half | Published: 22 November 2021

LGBTQ+ and minority ethnic groups worst effected by discrimination

Almost a quarter of employees have experienced discrimination in the workplace, despite half of companies implementing diversity policies, according to new research from the world’s largest job site Indeed. This proportion increases to nearly half (49%) for employees from a minority ethnic background and 47% for employees who identify as LGBTQ+. A third (33%) of workers with disabilities say they have also experienced discrimination at work.

Contributor: Misty Gaither, Senior Director, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging - Indeed | Published: 20 November 2021

Leaders concerned they are failing to focus on diversity and inclusion

New findings from the Advanced Business Trends Report 2021/22 say that 58% of UK senior employees believe the main focus of their organisation to be business growth and development, not D&I. in fact, only 40% believed that improving D&I is a business priority over the next 12 months

Contributor: Gordon Wilson - Advanced | Published: 19 November 2021

Employers must ensure application process is inclusive for disabled workers

These insights are in response to the findings of a survey of more than 2,100 adults which indicated that two in five disabled workers said they have faced financial difficulty during the pandemic compared with around one in four non-disabled workers.

Contributor: Tom Lakin, Innovations Director - Resource Solutions | Published: 18 November 2021

Privileged candidates are far more confident in job searching

A new report from Totaljobs and the Social Mobility Foundation reveals how a lack of career confidence among people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds and is holding millions back from applying for the record number of vacancies currently available.

Contributor: Jon Wilson, CEO at Totaljobs | Published: 17 November 2021

Budget response: What’s changed for disabled people?

Responding to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget and Spending Review (27 October), Business Disability Forum has welcomed the £5.9 billion of additional funding to tackle NHS waiting times but says that focusing on diagnostics and testing is not enough. To get staff back to work and to reduce the disability employment gap, there also needs to be better access to treatment and a focus on work which includes everyone.

Contributor: Angela Matthews, Head of Policy, Business Disability Forum | Published: 1 November 2021

Many believe equal opportunity will never happen in the workplace

Over half (51%) of professionals don’t believe people from all backgrounds will ever have opportunity to succeed within their organisation according to new research by recruiting experts, Hays.

Contributor: Yvonne Smyth, Group Head of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion - Hays | Published: 26 October 2021

A quiet revolution: Britain’s first black introvert week

There is a vital debate to be had in the workplace about the intersectionality between race and personality diversity. That is the driving force behind Black Introvert Week, which launches on October 25 as part of Black History Month.   Black History Month is a time to acknowledge the contributions of Black Britons so it seems the right time to shine a spotlight on a segment of the black population that is all too often misunderstood and overlooked. 

Contributor: Richard Etienne - Author | Published: 21 October 2021

Time’s up for gender pay gap reports

With tomorrow’s deadline for companies to submit their gender pay gap reports fast approaching, reports suggest that as many as one in four organisations are yet to comply.

Contributor: Kate Palmer, HR Advice and Consultancy Director - Peninsula | Published: 10 October 2021