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  • A beacon for inclusive talent in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

    Written by Rachel Suff, Senior Policy Adviser

    In a groundbreaking project, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (CIoSLEP) has secured £465,000 of Government funding to help local businesses recruit and retain people with disabilities…

  • Internal vacancy advertising for 1 week - is this discriminatory?

    Our policy is to advertise vacancies internally for one week, then externally is required. A concern has been raised that an employee who is a carer of a person/persons with protected characteristics under the Equality Act, and on the presumption job applications…

  • Does diversity divide us or promote and protect the marginalised?

    President Macron has proposed removing the word 'race' from the French constitution in the hopes that it will formally recognise that all humans are equal and we shouldn't focus on our differences. Do you agree / disagree?

    Should the future…

  • RE: "I don't think women fit comfortably into the board environment"

    There is digital software which can help with gender-balancing job descriptions, job adverts, organisations and boards. Apparently unconscious bias in the job applicant plays a part in whether they choose to apply or not.

    Could gender-balancing software…

  • Closing the gender pay gap requires a focus on female progression

    Now the gender pay gap figures are laid bare, attention switches to the action needed to address the gap. An underrepresentation of women at the top of organisations is a heavily cited explanation for the difference in the average hourly earnings between…

  • Gender Pay Gap Reporting: The Communications Journey

    By Helen Ablett, Public Relations Manager at the CIPD

    In the year that has marked 100 years of suffrage, women’s rights have rarely been out of the headlines. This feels like a pivotal moment for change and gender pay gap reporting has proven to be an…

  • Why can’t we talk about race at work?

    By Sarah Jurado, Head of Brand & Communications at the CIPD

    ‘I’m tired of talking about “let’s talk about race” … Square tables, oblong tables – we’re just having the same conversations. What is the imperative that will make us move to real action…

  • Struggling with dissertation proposal topic

    Hi all,

    I'm struggling with my dissertation proposal topic and wondered whether anyone could give me an angle?

    I work in HR in an arts organisation. My supervisor would ideally like to look at something related to EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion…

  • More relevant equality and diversity training

    Hi,

    It's been a while since we did any equality and diversity training and I feel this is something we should refresh, although there are no obvious problems in my workplace.  People generally treat each other with respect and we have good policies…

  • Join the Big Conversation: Families, Parents and the Workplace

    The CIPD Manchester branch is inviting HR professionals, researchers and other interested organisations to contribute to a public policy ‘hackathon’, which is a joint problem-solving activity, on a range of issues relating to ‘families, parents…

  • Thinking of women’s experiences in the workforce

    Sam Whittaker, Director of Brand and Communications, CIPD

    Last Sunday was Mother’s Day in the UK. A day when families show their appreciation; and mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers are recognised for their role in nurturing and caring for children…

  • This Mother's Day let's celebrate better work

    The next few days will mark a celebration of Mothers (6 March) and the International Women’s Day (8 March). As a working woman and a mum-to-be, this week I remind myself of the rights, career opportunities, and life choices that I would not have enjoyed…