Category Archives: Equality and Diversity

HR Is NOT a 47 Year Old White Woman!

Last year the folks at HRxAnalysts published a fascinating psychometric report about HR.  Who works in HR; what’s the education level of HR professionals; do they get certifications; do they go to industry trade shows; what industry publications do they read; do … Continue reading

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It’s more important for women to be likeable than competent when aiming for promotion

Academic research reports it is more important for women to be ‘likeable’ rather than good at their job if they want a pay rise or promotion. New research from Melbourne Business School has found that it’s more important for women … Continue reading

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UK gender pay gap is typically over £4,907 annually

UK men typically earn between £4907 and £7491 annually more than women, according to a survey released yesterday. The salary survey was carried out by online finance tool, MySalaryCalculator.co.uk and the results analysed by Dr David Fishwick, head of maths … Continue reading

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European court to rule on UK discrimination law

A bid to change religious discrimination law in the UK has been taken to the European Court of Human Rights today. Four Christians who had complaints of religious discrimination against their employers rejected by employment tribunals and courts in the … Continue reading

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HRDs not committed to diversity

HR decision-makers in the UK are paying lip service to diversity strategy, but they are not following this through with strategic action, HR magazine can exclusively reveal. HR surveyed 271 HR directors, chief executives, MDs and HR managers to find … Continue reading

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Young people increasingly shut out of first jobs according to Work Foundation report

More than 450,000 young people have been unable to make the transition from learning into work as employers have increasingly changed what it is they look for when hiring, with many under-25s in the UK unable to match the skills … Continue reading

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Parents should be stopped from requesting additional work leave until 2017 according to leaked Beecroft report

According to a leaked report from Downing Street, parents should not be able to request additional leave from work until at least 2017 due to cost and potential operational problems. The report also urges a relaxation of British laws to … Continue reading

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CIPD unveils evidence highlighting the solid business case supporting an extension of right to request flexible working

Research shows light touch legislation has benefitted business and staff As reports suggest the Government is poised to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees, new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), reveals … Continue reading

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Sharp rise in number of men working part-time helps cut jobless total according to CIPD research

Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), comments as follows on official labour market statistics for the period December 2011 – February 2012 published earlier today by the Office for National Statistics … Continue reading

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Women in their 50s are defying jobs recession according to CIPD research

‘Madonna generation’ of women aged over 50 defy jobs recession In its latest Work Audit report, published today, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) looks at how the jobs recession that began in 2008 has affected men and … Continue reading

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