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Workplace adjustments falling short for disabled workers 

Based on the views of over 1,200 respondents, The Great Big Workplace Adjustments Survey provides a detailed and up-to-date picture of what is and isn’t working when it comes to making and managing adjustments; how effective adjustments are, and how far everyone who needs adjustments has them in place.

Contributor: Diane Lightfoot | Published: 30 October 2019

 Workplace diversity key to attracting freelancers and contractors

Globally, 87 percent of human capital leaders have committed to making diversity and inclusion a priority for their organisations, according to a PwC survey on global diversity and inclusion,  and this commitment is starting to translate into action.

Contributor: Randstad Sourceright | Published: 10 September 2019

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One-in-three in FTSE 100 don’t mention LGBT+ in annual reports

Annual reports are an important indication of the wider issues and initiatives that large companies see as a priority. Of the annual reports analysed; GSK, Barclays and Pearson outperformed the other FTSE 100 companies when it came to representing LGBT+ diversity and inclusion

Contributor: Suki Sandhu | Published: 20 August 2019

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Most UK top execs “clueless” about Diversity and Inclusion

Despite 81 percent of respondents stating it’s important to consider D&I in the workplace, one in five (22 percent) confessed to not knowing what Diversity and Inclusion means.  A further third stated they knew what Diversity and Inclusion meant but didn’t feel able to define it.

Contributor: Sheri Hughes | Published: 26 July 2019

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 Only five percent of UK train drivers are women

Govia Thameslink Railway, which runs Southern, Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express, has launched the UK’s biggest rail recruitment campaign to attract more women and young people to consider a rewarding career in rail. 

Contributor: GTR | Published: 7 March 2019

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Equality body need more power to tackle disabled discrimination

Business Disability Forum, which works with businesses, disabled people and the Government to improve the life chances of disabled people, made the recommendations in response to the Commission’s recent consultation on its future strategy.

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 18 January 2019

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Diversity targets don’t work – they ignore the real issue

Commenting on recent attacks on FTSE groups for a lack of women at board level, the firm’s co-founder has stressed that movement on this issue cannot be made through enforcing diversity targets. Instead, a focus on addressing the heart of the issue will drive real change. 

Contributor: Juliet Eccleston | Published: 20 November 2018

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Overseas assignation lacks diversity

With experienced and skilled employees often more reluctant to take up international assignments, businesses operating in multiple countries need to review their policies and how these are enforced, in order to attract diverse candidate profiles to international placements. 

Contributor: Benjamin Joseph | Published: 27 October 2018

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Widespread workplace discrimination blocking progress on gender diversity

With the public spotlight on sexual harassment cases and the gender pay gap, new research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) demonstrates how discrimination is rife across the workplace. More than four in five (85 percent) of women and 80 percent of men report that they have witnessed gender-discriminatory acts at work.

Contributor: Caroline Minashi | Published: 1 February 2018

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Can men really suffer sexism too?

In the past, women who moved to support their husband were labelled as the ‘trailing spouse’ by old-school business and in fact even today only 20 percent of those on international assignments are women. However, recent reports suggest it is not only women who have to cope with outmoded attitudes in the modern business world.

Contributor: Jo Latimer | Published: 29 November 2017