• Diversity in the boardroom matters How to Promote More Women of Colour to Board Level

    Diversity in the boardroom matters: How to Promote More Women of Colour to Board Level


    Women face several obstacles when it comes to promotions and pay equity, however, women of colour face a much larger disparity. Moreover, women of colour are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus.

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    “Outdated mindsets are holding us back”: A VC’s take on representation and opportunity


    Sahil Chopra believes that the next 10 years will bring more billion-dollar exits from startups started by female and minority founders. But this can’t be achieved as long as we’re living with a ‘this is just how things are’ mindset. 

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    Brands ‘should take a stance’ on social and political issues


    Brands can and should take a stance on social and political issues, according to a new study of consumers in the UK and US. 

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    Eliminating gender inequality in the workplace in the wake of Covid


    The pandemic is predicted to have a huge impact on the gender pay gap of many businesses, and this year’s reports will help measure to what extent.

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    Reaching diversity at scale with authenticity


    In this free session, Great British Entrepreneur Awards Head of Content, Jonathan Davies sits down with Christopher Kenna, founder of Brand Advance, a diversity media network that represents and helps brands with their cultural marketing.

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    Vanilla boys club stopping more top BAME bosses


    The FTSE 100 has fewer top bosses who are black than at any point in the past six years, according to new figures.

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    BAME workers more likely to be ‘trapped’ in insecure work


    Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers are far more likely to be trapped in temporary and insecure work, according to the trade union, the TUC.

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    Is ethnicity pay gap reporting next?


    Now that the deadline for publishing the first gender pay gap report has passed, the pay data of over 10,000 organisations is available online. 

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    (B)lack of colour


    Making my way around the retailers’ headquarters, it quickly dawned on me that I could have saved myself a small fortune. I stood out by virtue of the colour of my skin.

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    Economic confidence worsens as fears about political risk and Brexit grow


    A survey of FTSE 350 companies by ICSA: The Governance Institute in association with the Financial Times finds the mood among the FTSE 350 depressed as confidence in the UK economy hits a new low and political risk and Brexit cause increasing concern.

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    Why creating inclusive cultures should be a business imperative


    The impact of creating more diverse and inclusive work environments on a company’s performance has been a hotly debated topic for over two decades. Changing workforce demographics, globalisation, government policy and increasing employee expectations all play a part. But is creating inclusive cultures really coming of age? Or does it continue to be the poor relation to diversity?

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    Tackling the diversity dilemma


    The BBC recently came under fire following a move to take positive action in targeting potential employees from ethnic minorities.

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    Embrace a diverse workforce


    The word diversity can mean many different things, culturally and within the workplace. It is something that we hear being frequently discussed in the media across all sectors.

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    6 big multicultural marketing fails


    Multicultural marketing… what is it? Well, according to Forbes, by 2042 there will be no dominant ethnic group and we will be an increasingly integrated community.

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    Hiring for a more diverse, more productive workforce


    Every organisation that takes diversity seriously knows that hiring a diverse workforce is not as easy as it might appear. It takes a lot more effort than simply ensuring jobs are widely and openly advertised. It requires a real effort to overcome unconscious bias, and to ensure that the right candidates are found for every role.

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    Debate on board diversity needs to be much wider than gender


    The Cranfield report should give chief executives, chairmen and executive search firms pause for thought. Not only because the drive to increase the proportion of women representing the top echelons of business is so painfully slow, but because we need to take a step back and view the diversity of Britain’s boardrooms through a much wider lens.

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    Avoid discrimination suits by blanking CVs, lawyer advises


    Businesses wanting to avoid discrimination claims when recruiting new employees should encourage all job applicants to send in CVs that do not identify their ethnic background or the school they went to — or even their name. And companies should design their application forms in the same way.

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    Redefining Diversity


    An organisation with a diverse workforce will be more flexible, creative, and possess the ability to drive innovation, building competitive advantage. However, it is somewhat rare that diversity is recognised as being able to achieve these ends. Most organisations in reality view diversity as a legislative obligation.

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    How Can I Avoid Discrimination In Job Adverts?


    Making sure job adverts don’t fall foul of discrimination law is a skill that all recruitment experts need to develop. There are lots of rules around writing job adverts, mostly based around best practice to attract candidates. But certain rules are there to ensure you don’t fall foul of discrimination law.

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    Racial Discrimination


    The Race Relations Act 1976 is one of the earliest of the laws relating to equality and diversity. It covers aspects of race, national origin, ethnic origin, colour and citizenship. A Code of Practice, first issued in 1984 (and since amended) by the former Commission for Racial Equality is now overseen by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.