DIVERSITY DIGEST

We will bring together all the relevant issues of the day across UK workplaces, government policy, legislation, best practice and innovation as well as continuously highlighting the benefits that Diversity and Inclusion brings to UK plc


Shoosmiths launches Diversity & Inclusion product under Connected Services offering
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Shoosmiths launches Diversity & Inclusion product under Connected Services offering

The non-legal advice arm of leading UK law firm Shoosmiths, Shoosmiths8 Connected Services (Shoosmiths8), has added a new product focused on diversity and inclusion (D&I) to its roster since launching in March this year. Shoosmiths8 provides non-legal products to its clients, complementing the firm’s existing..

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Bank of England admits major failings in promoting Diversity after Bank’s governing court’s report
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Bank of England admits major failings in promoting Diversity after Bank’s governing court’s report

The governor of the  has pledged to do more to tackle systemic racial inequality after a hard-hitting review found the 327-year-old institution was failing to do enough to promote diversity. In an article for the Guardian, Governor of the Bank of England, ,  conceded that a..

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Lewis Hamilton says diversity in motorsport would be his most valuable achievement
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Lewis Hamilton says diversity in motorsport would be his most valuable achievement

Hamilton said he hoped the findings of a study he commissioned into improving the representation of minorities in the industry would be "part of my legacy".   The report was conducted in partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering. "I look back at my young..

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Advancing gender equality for professional roles in higher education and research institutions in the UK
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Advancing gender equality for professional roles in higher education and research institutions in the UK

Last week saw . The new Charter builds on the successes that the Athena Swan Charter has already had in promoting gender equality in higher education and research. The Athena Swan Charter was established in 2005 with the aim of advancing gender equality for women in..

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FA Strongly Condemn Racist abuse against England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho & Bukayo Saka who all missed penalties
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FA Strongly Condemn Racist abuse against England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho & Bukayo Saka who all missed penalties

The Football Association has condemned racist abuse aimed at England players Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka after Sunday's Euro 2020 final defeat by Italy. All three players missed penalties in the 3-2 shootout loss and were targeted on social media after the game...

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Euro 2020: Diverse England Football Team that is Winning many new Fans.
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Euro 2020: Diverse England Football Team that is Winning many new Fans.

The countries’ hopes for football silverware rest on racially diverse team members who are equally active on off-field matters. There are millions of fans ecstatic that England’s men’s team has reached the final of a major tournament – Euro 2020 – for the first time..

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British Cycling say only 5% of riders are currently black on their Cycling Talent Development programmes
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British Cycling say only 5% of riders are currently black on their Cycling Talent Development programmes

British Cycling has announced it is offering more scholarships to widen access to education and coaching opportunities as part of a new plan to boost diversity. There Ride strategy focuses on equality, diversity, and inclusion to ensure riders of all backgrounds can fulfil their cycling..

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Why is Diversity of Opinion Important?
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Why is Diversity of Opinion Important?

Why are differing perspectives and opinions important in the workplace? When each member of your team is already on the same page, you run the risk of creating a stale environment. In order to push boundaries, and consider all possible angles, a wider range of influences and opinions are..

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Building A Young Workforce
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Building A Young Workforce

Whilst unemployment is at an all-time high, new businesses are also facing challenges from the impact of the pandemic. Opportunities through paid internship schemes have allowed for certainty in many graduates going forward, and hearing these success stories are motivating young people across the UK...

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Liverpool attacks on young Bisexual Teenager
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Liverpool attacks on young Bisexual Teenager

Josh Ormrod is a music student from Buxton, living in Liverpool, and he is bisexual. In the early hours of 17 June, he was beaten up outside a bar in the city. "It's 2021, things are supposed to be better for us now," says 19-year-old..

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UK Startups Lack Gender Diversity in Top Technical Jobs
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UK Startups Lack Gender Diversity in Top Technical Jobs

Women account for about 2-3% of engineering and technology directors in startups and scaleups. In a recent report published by Computer Weekly’s Angelica Mari, she states that the proportion of women occupying technology-focused senior roles in UK startups and scaleups is still tiny, despite the hiring growth seen recently,..

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At Interviews People Didn’t Believe My CV.
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At Interviews People Didn’t Believe My CV.

When portfolio board director Shefaly Yogendra first came to the UK, she faced many challenges getting a job. "One of the first hurdles I experienced in the UK was not having blue-chip names on my CV," she told the BBC in a recent interview. "Some..

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Ignore the naysayers. We women make great plumbers!”
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Ignore the naysayers. We women make great plumbers!”

If you were stuck on an island and needed just one person with all the skills to build, decorate, plumb and heat your home, Corrina Bailey would probably be the perfect choice. She started training as a bricklayer at college before changing to a multi-trade..

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Businesses with Targeted Racial Equity Measures had 60% Higher Revenues
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Businesses with Targeted Racial Equity Measures had 60% Higher Revenues

As the UK gradually recovers from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, firms need to make inclusion part of their future strategy, experts say. Firms that provide targeted support for ethnic minority groups earn on average 58 per cent more revenue than businesses that do..

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Employers not doing enough to nurture female talent in tech
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Employers not doing enough to nurture female talent in tech

Study shows only one in four female tech professionals felt uncomfortable to ask their employer for a salary increase—showing there’s still a long way to go on the road to gender equality in the workplace. The latest annual report from specialist tech staffing firm has..

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Maritime UK celebrates one year of Diversity in Maritime.
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Maritime UK celebrates one year of Diversity in Maritime.

Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the maritime sector, is shining a spotlight on the Diversity in Maritime Programme, one year from its launch. Diversity in Maritime aims to promote a fair, equal, and inclusive UK maritime sector that embraces diversity and creates a supportive..

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University of Reading to Act on Racism
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University of Reading to Act on Racism

The University of Reading has pledged to take action on racism after recently conducting a review into racial equality. The University of Reading's Race Equality Review detailed 20 recommendations to ensure fairer treatment for all staff and students. As part of the review, staff and..

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission leaves Stonewall Diversity Scheme
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The Equality and Human Rights Commission leaves Stonewall Diversity Scheme

Britain's human rights watchdog has not renewed its membership of a diversity scheme run by LGBT group Stonewall. The Equality and Human Rights Commission says it told Stonewall it would be leaving the Diversity Champions scheme in March. Members pay Stonewall a fee and allow it to..

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Royal Navy Promotes Jersey Woman as First Female Admiral
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Royal Navy Promotes Jersey Woman as First Female Admiral

The Royal Navy has appointed its first female admiral, and Commodore Jude Terry will take up the rank of rear admiral in August 2022. Cdre Terry will take on the roles of the Royal Navy's director of people and training and naval secretary. Whilst she..

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Racism in schools: time for less talk and more real action, says Learning Hive
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Racism in schools: time for less talk and more real action, says Learning Hive

Feedback from forum sessions show racial biases and segregation between communities are still prevalent in educational settings Efforts to address racism in school settings have been discussed at length by governments, local authorities and school leaders, but feedback from parents and those working in local..

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How to become a confident public speaker
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How to become a confident public speaker

Most people aren’t born public speakers, but everyone can become a good, even inspiring, speaker. Author James Schofield offers some down-to-earth tips If you dislike talking in public you’re not alone; millions of people dislike standing in front of an audience. However, fear of public..

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Is it because I am….? How working with the majority benefits the minority (and everyone in-between)
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Is it because I am….? How working with the majority benefits the minority (and everyone in-between)

How working with the majority benefits the minority (and everyone in-between) One of the greatest benefits of staff networks is that they provide a voice, platform or path to improve outcomes for minority groups e.g. ethnic, religious, gender, sexuality etc. They are agents of inclusion..

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We must all be mental health champions – Eluned Anderson
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We must all be mental health champions – Eluned Anderson

Britain is facing a crisis. Over three-quarters of young workers have experienced mental health challenges, with nearly half having experienced suicidal thoughts. This crisis has only been exacerbated by the pandemic, with young people more likely to have lost their jobs or been furloughed. This..

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Pandemic internships more likely to be unpaid and face-to-face
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Pandemic internships more likely to be unpaid and face-to-face

Work experience has been scarce during the pandemic, but students undertaking opportunities are more likely to have been unpaid and worked in person. Prospects', part of Jisc, survey of more than 3,000 university and sixth form/college students shows that since a quarter of students lost..

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Over half of LGBTQI students in Europe bullied in school
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Over half of LGBTQI students in Europe bullied in school

More than one in two LGBTQI students in Europe have suffered bullying based on their sexuality, the UN educational, cultural and scientific body (UNESCO) said on Monday, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia. In a survey of more than 17,000 youngsters aged 13 to..

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How research institutes have responded to Covid-19 and gender equality
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How research institutes have responded to Covid-19 and gender equality

Jessica Kitsell, Equality Charters Adviser at , introduces the findings of our recent study undertaken with research institute members which highlights best practice responses to Covid-19 and gender equality. Like all other organisations in 2020, research institutes had to adapt quickly to the changing landscape..

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It was a Big Night for Women’s Football -So Why are there so few BAME players in English women’s football?
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It was a Big Night for Women’s Football -So Why are there so few BAME players in English women’s football?

Barcelona took the Champions League Women’s trophy after they beat Chelsea 4-0 this Sunday at the Gamla Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg Sweden. Barcelona are the first club to have won the men’s and ladies Champions League and is also the biggest margin of victory since..

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A Quarter of Students have Decided to Pursue a Tech Career Since the Pandemic
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A Quarter of Students have Decided to Pursue a Tech Career Since the Pandemic

Almost a quarter (22%) of 16-17-year-old have decided to pursue a career in tech since the pandemic. That is according to research from UK Talent Works, which surveyed over 400 UK students and tech professionals in the early stages of their careers on their education..

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Half of students concerned about impact of pandemic tuition on job prospects
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Half of students concerned about impact of pandemic tuition on job prospects

Half of students are worried that lockdown teaching will affect them after graduation  A third of UK students consider another year of education to make up for lost learning  One third of third-year students delay entering the workplace for another year One in 10 admit..

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Leadership Tips to Get Started with Racial Equality
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Leadership Tips to Get Started with Racial Equality

The recent protests that have sparked the global debates around diversity and inclusion, and with institutional racism being a key focus of conversations, how can leaders develop and develop truly equitable workplace environments, whilst putting a better focus on increasing racial equity? The shifting focus..

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Work’s Been My Saving Grace, But It’s Time For A Change
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Work’s Been My Saving Grace, But It’s Time For A Change

It’s safe to say the last 12 months have not been easy for people. With so much in our lives being outside of our control, often our work has proven to be a saving grace. While many people have battled through redundancy and furlough schemes..

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Have you got the Dedication to Work for a Charity?
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Have you got the Dedication to Work for a Charity?

We cannot expect to compete with the likes of the late great Sir Captain Tom Moore; however, you could consider doing your bit for your fellow human beings and join the Charity Sector. Competition for jobs is high, and top charities can afford to select..

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Professional services firms named as UK’s top 25 employers
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Professional services firms named as UK’s top 25 employers

LinkedIn the Social business platform has unveiled the most attractive companies to work for in the UK. The list features five professional services firms, with the list finding that PwC, Deloitte, EY, Wipro and Accenture each offer industry leading opportunities for their employees. LinkedIn is..

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Maritime UK celebrates one year of Diversity in the Maritime Industries
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Maritime UK celebrates one year of Diversity in the Maritime Industries

Diversity in Maritime aims to promote a fair, equal, and inclusive UK maritime sector that embraces diversity and creates a supportive and open environment for all to be able to achieve their potential. The programme works closely with the Maritime Skills Commission to ensure the..

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New research ‘highlights clear positive developmental outcomes for participants’ of the Top Management Programme for Higher Education
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New research ‘highlights clear positive developmental outcomes for participants’ of the Top Management Programme for Higher Education

An independent longitudinal study of Advance HE’s executive leadership programme, Top Management Programme for Higher Education (TMP HE), highlights benefits for participants in leadership identity over comparator groups. Advance HE’s TMP HE is a development programme for executive leaders in higher education which has been..

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Why it is a Good Time for Graduates to Choose a Career in Recruitment
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Why it is a Good Time for Graduates to Choose a Career in Recruitment

With hopefully light at the end of the tunnel as more people get their vaccination, business of also types and sizes will be ramping up their operations and productions again. And this must be good news for the recruiting industry as busy HR Managers rush..

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Explore Sky: Home Service Apprenticeships in England Digital Insight Day
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Explore Sky: Home Service Apprenticeships in England Digital Insight Day

You’ve probably never considered a career in Sky Home Service before – but if you’re looking for an apprenticeship that gives great support and excellent benefits, why don’t you come along to our digital insight day and find out if this is the perfect job..

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PROUD TO BE: Black History Month UK launches theme for Black history Month 2021
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PROUD TO BE: Black History Month UK launches theme for Black history Month 2021

New campaign for Black History Month 2021 invites Black and Brown people around the UK to share what they are Proud To Be – for a festival of celebration in October Black History Month UK magazine is launching a new campaign to mark Black History..

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Embracing intersectionality to interrogate and action equality, diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning
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Embracing intersectionality to interrogate and action equality, diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning

The education sector is both a reflection of the unequal society we inhabit as well as the foundation for the world we aspire to see. The pursuit of education must therefore confront the injustices that impede our endeavours to achieve a fairer world.” Towards transformative..

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Church of England shortlists must include ethnic minorities, report says
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Church of England shortlists must include ethnic minorities, report says

All shortlists for senior Church of England posts must include at least one ethnic minority candidate, a report has said. It is one of 47 recommendations made by the Archbishops' Anti-Racism Taskforce, which was established last year after the Black Lives Matter protests. It said..

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Has the Oscars Really Faced up to its Race Problem?
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Has the Oscars Really Faced up to its Race Problem?

Back in 2016, after another all-white set of acting nominations, the #OscarsSoWhite protest movement gained major global attention.  Five years on, how much has changed, asks Leila Latif in a BBC Culture article. It started, as so many things do nowadays, with a hashtag. In..

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Job Hunting During a Pandemic
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Job Hunting During a Pandemic

Society is changing across the world in how we live, eat and work especially since the Covid 19 Pandemic hit us. That said with the vaccine programmes in full swing, there is optimism around and that goes for employers too. The local bakery will reopen..

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Entertainment Industry Launches Anti-racism Toolkit
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Entertainment Industry Launches Anti-racism Toolkit

Many organisations covering the performing arts and wider cultural sector in the UK, including the National Theatre, the Lyric Hammersmith and the Royal Shakespeare Company, have agreed to track their progress tackling racism as part of a newly launched initiative by diversity organisation Inc Arts..

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Study of gender inequality in marketing academic journals shows men hold over two thirds of editorial board positions
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Study of gender inequality in marketing academic journals shows men hold over two thirds of editorial board positions

Women are significantly underrepresented in the editorial boards of marketing academic journals, and awards and recognition favour men, new research from the University of Bath School of Management has found. In their study ‘It’s hard to be what you can’t see’ - gender representation in..

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Can I Find a Job in the Film and TV Industry?
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Can I Find a Job in the Film and TV Industry?

Well, we all aspire to be a famous Film Producer, wining, and dining with the stars, or maybe a talented Director of Photography going up to receive an Oscar. However, first you will have to beg someone to give you a break starting at the..

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Theatre Artists Fund receives a further £500k from Mackintosh Foundation on anniversary of Theatre Shutdown.
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Theatre Artists Fund receives a further £500k from Mackintosh Foundation on anniversary of Theatre Shutdown.

Created last July by director Sam Mendes, Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, the Theatre Artists Fund provides emergency financial aid to the freelancers who make up an estimated 70% of the theatre sector, many of whom have received no Government support. Cameron Mackintosh..

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“Now Is The Time” Business Leaders Urge Pm To Tackle Growing Disability Employment Gap.
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“Now Is The Time” Business Leaders Urge Pm To Tackle Growing Disability Employment Gap.

Business leaders have backed a call for the Prime Minister to deliver on his promise of a truly transformative National Strategy for Disabled People. In an open letter to Boris Johnson, business leaders including Post Office CEO, Nick Read, Schroders CEO, Peter Harrison, and Clifford..

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Why the Head of Diversity is the Job of the Moment?
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Why the Head of Diversity is the Job of the Moment?

However, there is a growing consensus that this position — whether you call it Head of Diversity and Inclusion or Chief Diversity 0fficer or Diversity Director — will be critical to an organization’s ability to grow, innovate, and compete for talent in the future. Long..

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EVENT:  Women Executives Forum: Ambition, Advancement and Career-Pathing
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EVENT: Women Executives Forum: Ambition, Advancement and Career-Pathing

The Women Executives Forum explores the challenges and opportunities facing women executives in the C-suite. As one of the 41 Drivers of Change in ForesightWorks, “Empowered Women” is a significant area of development and programmatic priority for ASAE. Through the Women Executives Forum, ASAE explores..

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EVENT: Putting a stop to microaggressions and banter – organisational approaches
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EVENT: Putting a stop to microaggressions and banter – organisational approaches

We know that it is the subtle forms of exclusion which are the most insidious and which can be the most destructive when we are seeking to build inclusive cultures. Microaggressions and exclusionary behaviours such as banter prevent us from creating workplaces that feel safe..

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EVENT: Intersectionality in the Workplace
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EVENT: Intersectionality in the Workplace

Intersectionality is a much used term in the world of D&I and current events mean it is becoming more frequently bandied around.  We know that individuals are a complex product of multiple identities, but how do we take account of this as part of our..

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EVENT: Tackling Trans Inclusion Further Than ‘Trans 101’
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EVENT: Tackling Trans Inclusion Further Than ‘Trans 101’

Transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming people’s workplace experiences are often negative. Sadly, it is all too common for trans people to face discrimination, isolation and abuse, both in public and at work, despite specific protections under the Equality Act. In recent years, overt discrimination and..

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Advance HE invites applications to join its Board of Directors
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Advance HE invites applications to join its Board of Directors

Advance HE is looking to appoint a number of new members to its Board of Directors. The appointments come at a time when Advance HE is about to launch its new strategy ‘to help higher education be the best it can be’. Stephen Marston, recently..

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UK Towns with Multicultural Diversity do much Better Economically
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UK Towns with Multicultural Diversity do much Better Economically

The UK largely celebrates its diversity and cultures too which is what makes it so special. However why is the UK so Multicultural? UK Skills Shortages – Immigration built the UK’s diverse population. The UK’s an attractive place to live. The British Empire – The..

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BBC  to require 95% of Staff to Attend ‘Unconscious Bias’ Training.
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BBC  to require 95% of Staff to Attend ‘Unconscious Bias’ Training.

The corporation is also aiming for 50% of LGBT employees to be 'out' at work, based on the proportion of people identifying as gay or transgender who state in an annual staff survey that they have revealed their sexuality to their manager. The BBC says it..

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London’s Top Companies Improved Representation for Ethnic Minorities
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London’s Top Companies Improved Representation for Ethnic Minorities

A new survey shows that the number of FTSE 100 companies who had at least one director for an ethnic minority group on their board grew from 54 to 81. It marks rapid progress at the top level of the business world between January 2020..

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Regulators join forces to safeguard rights of people in health and social care
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Regulators join forces to safeguard rights of people in health and social care

A  outlines how both regulators will improve co-operation and the exchange of information between them on equality and human rights issues. For example, the EHRC will share any intelligence with the CQC where it may have concerns about the equality and human rights standards of health..

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Employers in the UK report downbeat hiring intentions for the first quarter of 2021.
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Employers in the UK report downbeat hiring intentions for the first quarter of 2021.

The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the first quarter 2021 has just been published,  It was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 1,306 employers in the UK. All survey participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in..

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Will Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch Quit Over LGBT Stance?
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Will Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch Quit Over LGBT Stance?

Jayne Ozanne quit the panel, along with two other advisers, claiming delays in banning conversion therapy. She told the BBC Ms Badenoch did not understand the LGBT+ community and should stand aside for someone who "had more heart for the work". The government vowed to..

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How to become a non-executive director
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How to become a non-executive director

NEDs are vital to any organisation for several reasons, bringing specialist expertise and valuable insights and their independence from the main management of the company, also makes them ideal for monitoring and evaluating a company’s executive directors. In practice you will most likely be expected..

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So, You Want to Be A Teacher?
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So, You Want to Be A Teacher?

However, to become a qualified teacher in a state-maintained school across the UK, first you will need to undertake Initial Teacher Training (ITT) or Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Entry is generally quite competitive; however, you may stand a better chance of success applying for shortage..

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Get Your Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
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Get Your Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

A popular postgraduate academic qualification leading to QTS, is the PGCE. This is a one-year course focused on developing your teaching skills and underpinning your knowledge. Available for primary and secondary, you are expected to have a good understanding of your age range and/or chosen..

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Building a Legacy of Inclusion: Results From Our First Film and Series Diversity Study
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Building a Legacy of Inclusion: Results From Our First Film and Series Diversity Study

When we launched our first TV shows in 2013 like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, we aspired to tell stories that weren’t available elsewhere. Not only in terms of the variety we offered,  but also the people and cultures we brought to the screen...

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The University of Law appoints Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
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The University of Law appoints Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

With a career in higher education spanning over 20 years, Patrick joins ULaw from The University of Manchester, where he led the institution on all areas of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for the past 13 years. Joining ULaw’s Executive Board, Patrick will report directly to..

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The annual Advance HE  – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2021
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The annual Advance HE – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2021

Courageous conversations and adventurous approaches: Creative thinking in tackling inequality The theme of this conference speaks to the reality of EDI work in both HE and FE - a growing focus for attention internally and externally, ambitious, analytical, forward-looking, practical and increasingly complex. As EDI..

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Join the NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Team -Your NHS needs you NOW.
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Join the NHS COVID-19 Vaccine Team -Your NHS needs you NOW.

The response of current NHS staff and those who have come forward to help out – whether the tens of thousands of former staff and students, or the hundreds of thousands of volunteers – has been nothing short of inspirational, and played a major role..

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Explore Sky: Diversity Insight Weeks
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Explore Sky: Diversity Insight Weeks

Fancy ‘Springing into Tech’ with an insight week with the team that built the likes of Sky.com, Sky News, NOW TV and Sky Q? Want to know how our marketing teams make sure potential customers know about our innovative products and services? Want to influence..

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Working in an Ad Agency
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Working in an Ad Agency

Often featured in Movies or TV series, top advertising agencies can be both glamorous and well paid. Being able to sell yourself as well as products, is also going to be crucial for a job in advertising. In our 24-hour grind, we the general public..

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Report Reveals That BAME Representation Went Backwards In British TV Last Year
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Report Reveals That BAME Representation Went Backwards In British TV Last Year

Diversity went into reverse in the British television industry last year, a damning new report has revealed, despite a global reckoning over racism and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd. The , a membership network of major British..

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Number of female directors in FTSE 100 companies has increased by 50% in the last five years
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Number of female directors in FTSE 100 companies has increased by 50% in the last five years

The government-backed Hampton-Alexander review, which was launched back in 2016, achieved its target of 33% of board positions on FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies to be held by women by December 2020. The number of women on these boards rose from 682 to 1,026..

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Regulators join forces to protect people in the financial sector
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Regulators join forces to protect people in the financial sector

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help protect people in financial service markets. The MoU sets out how the EHRC and FCA will share information with each other about businesses..

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Diversity award for the Student Loans Company
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Diversity award for the Student Loans Company

The organisation has been awarded Investors in Diversity (IiD) accreditation by the National Centre for Diversity (NCD). The accreditation follows an assessment during which SLC was able to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to embedding equality, diversity, inclusion and fairness in all that it does. The..

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UK Youth Report reveals the impact of COVID-19 on youth services
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UK Youth Report reveals the impact of COVID-19 on youth services

In a report published today, UK Youth reveals the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on youth services. Today’s report shows the true scale of the substantial increase in demand for services against the rapid decrease in funding. Preliminary data, first published in December, revealed that..

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How About a Career in Film Distribution?
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How About a Career in Film Distribution?

With the global appetite for watching new movies on Netflix and other sources, at an all-time high, film distribution is now playing an even more important requirement for the film industry. However, in order to get a movie up and running, a movie producer will..

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Gender pay gap regulation enforcement to start in October
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Gender pay gap regulation enforcement to start in October

Due to the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, enforcement action against employers failing to report their gender pay gap will start on 5 October 2021, the Equality and Human rights Commission (EHRC) has announced. Enforcement for the reporting year 2019/20 was suspended in March..

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Ellen Pugh – Ensuring continued steps towards gender equality
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Ellen Pugh – Ensuring continued steps towards gender equality

Throughout February 2021, Advance HE will be focussing on the impact of COVID-19 on gender equality in higher education (HE). It falls at a time when many countries around the world are in lockdown or have other measures in place to reduce social mixing. There..

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Advance HE to conduct national survey on perceptions of STEM education
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Advance HE to conduct national survey on perceptions of STEM education

Advance HE is to review and remodel the Engineering Brand Monitor (EBM), an annual survey of understanding and knowledge of STEM (particularly engineering) on young people, their parents, and teachers for .  is a not-for-profit organisation, which works in partnership with the engineering community to inspire..

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Do You Have Job Search Plan?
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Do You Have Job Search Plan?

Where for example should you look for the current vacancies….is it really worth going to job agencies…. are you writing a convincing covering letter when applying??? Sounds complicated, but with a bit of forethought and planning you can hopefully attract the employer’s attention, and jump..

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Swansea Player Affected by Racial Abuse
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Swansea Player Affected by Racial Abuse

Yan Dhanda was racially abused on Instagram following Swansea's loss to Manchester City last week; the midfielder revealed the messages hit him harder than he thought they would; Dhanda, however, refuses to leave social media, feeling the abuser would then win. The incident occurred following..

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Lisa Francis – The difference equalities policies can make
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Lisa Francis – The difference equalities policies can make

Equality is something that I have been passionate about for some time. Before Community I worked in a residential unit for people with mental health illnesses and I volunteered as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I helped people physically and mentally which was a very rewarding..

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Do You Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Make You Stand Out from The Crowd?
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Do You Use Your LinkedIn Profile to Make You Stand Out from The Crowd?

LinkedIn has a staggering 450 million members globally, so it has become a fantastic way for you to connect and be found. In fact, 1000s of recruiters and employers search LinkedIn daily to find suitable candidates for their job vacancies. They may want to interview..

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Natasha Mann named Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Universal Music UK
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Natasha Mann named Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Universal Music UK

Making her move after 12 years at Island Records, she will work closely with Universal Music UK’s senior leadership team “to build on, shape and communicate the company’s mission and policies around diversity and inclusion”, according to a press statement. Her wide-ranging brief will include..

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New report shows undeniable lack of diversity in UK company boardrooms
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New report shows undeniable lack of diversity in UK company boardrooms

UK  companies  may end up paying a financial price for a lack of boardroom diversity after a report revealed an overwhelming presence of white males in leadership roles at small cap UK firms. The warning came from Alexandra Altinger, the chief executive of JO Hambro Capital noted..

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No child’s life chances should be limited by their social or family circumstances. 
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No child’s life chances should be limited by their social or family circumstances. 

“Social work is about working out a way to make life better for a child in a difficult situation, using whatever resources you have available. That could mean working with the family, the child’s school, youth workers and the police. This also means understanding the..

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How to Choose the right graduate employer
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How to Choose the right graduate employer

To get the best start to your graduate career you need to find a place where you’ll fit in. Even within a single career area, employers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and they offer a diverse range of working environments, training options..

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Using Social Media for Job Prospecting
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Using Social Media for Job Prospecting

In this day and age the Internet is an integral part of our lives. Some see it as detrimental to us as a society, whilst others view it as a marvellous creation that has helped improve the lives of millions of people across the world...

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Six tips to deal with loneliness and boredom whilst studying at home
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Six tips to deal with loneliness and boredom whilst studying at home

The current pandemic has presented a unique set of challenges to university students across the country. Social distancing measures, self-isolation and working from home can all easily lead to feelings of boredom and loneliness, which can affect mental health and make it difficult to study..

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Step up to social work
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Step up to social work

Graduates and career changers to child and family social work will be given hands-on training to become the next generation of social workers. This is part of the UK Government's Plan for Jobs which is protecting, supporting and creating jobs across the country. Gateshead Council..

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Birmingham is the number one targeted University by UK’s top graduate employers
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Birmingham is the number one targeted University by UK’s top graduate employers

The University of Birmingham has been named the most targeted university by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers, according to The Graduate Market in 2021. The survey, conducted during December 2020, assessed the impact that the Coronavirus pandemic had on graduate recruitment in 2020 and..

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London Mayor announces members of new landmark Commission
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London Mayor announces members of new landmark Commission

15 members of new landmark Commission to ensure London’s historic achievements are properly reflected across the capital Drive for greater diversity across the public realm – including statues, street names, building names and memorials Commissioners will work with an expert Partners Board and a Borough..

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