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    Over a third of UK adults have suffered discrimination at work

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    Over a third of British adults (36%) report having experienced some form of discrimination in the workplace or when job hunting, study finds. New research into workplace discrimination, commissioned by HR software provider CIPHR, reveals just how widespread employment bias is in the UK. On average, one in six people (16%) report having suffered ageism, […]

    How To: Create a workplace culture where it’s safe to speak out

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    A safe to speak out work culture refers to having a protected psychological space for employees to voice about any workplace concerns, challenges or conflicts they may be facing at work, as well actively encouraging them to offer opportunities for innovation. It is about giving employees a voice in a safe space that is heard […]

    Why we need more compassion in the workplace

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    By Jonathan Taylor, Managing Psychologist at leading D&I consultancy Pearn Kandola More than ever, employees are combating increased levels of stress and anxiety. The past year and a half has had a profound effect on people’s wellbeing. Employers need to be closely attuned to how this might manifest in the workplace and what support is […]

    Seven in ten businesses need to do more to support diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace

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    Only 28% of adults think UK businesses do enough to support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace, and this falls to just 11% among young workers (aged under 25), according to new research from Thoughtworks. At a time when businesses are reassessing the relative merits of office, hybrid and home working arrangements following […]

    FCA wants to boost disclosure of diversity on listed company boards

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    The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched a consultation on proposals to improve transparency for investors on the diversity of listed company boards and their executive management teams. Specifically, it is consulting on changes to its Listing Rules to require listed companies to publish annually: A ‘comply or explain statement’ on whether they have achieved […]

    Why fear stops inclusion & 14 ways to break the cycle

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    By Thom Dennis (pictured), CEO of Serenity in Leadership and Suzie Lewis, Founder and MD of Transform for Value Fear at work comes in many forms. External forces that are out of our control like the pandemic give rise to fear and force change upon us because we are living in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, […]

    How to turn increased diversity awareness into progress in the workplace

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    Ashley Williams, business psychologist at Pearn Kandola and expert in LGBTQ+ diversity and inclusion, shares her advice for employers considering how to do the right thing…. The simple fact that conversation around pronouns is picking up momentum is extremely positive. Misgendering a person can be hurtful, even if accidental, and therefore normalising the act of considering the pronouns […]

    Being transgender in the workplace & what needs to happen to support inclusion of transgender employees

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    In advance of International Transgender Day of Visibility on 31st March, we caught up with Joanne Lockwood, a Diversity & Inclusion & Belonging Specialist who also promotes Transgender Awareness to organisations, and an Associate Facilitator with Serenity in Leadership, to find out what we need to do next to stop discrimination in the workplace and […]

    Diversity & inclusion for agile workforces a priority in business

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    Aon has released results of a global pulse survey focused on how companies are rethinking their human capital and assessment strategies in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The study, Accelerating Workforce Agility and Resilience, was undertaken from August 17 to August 25 this year and a total of 2,004 human resources leaders and professionals […]

    Research says women receive up to £20k less per men when working the same hours

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    A new study has analysed the UK’s working hours to find out which industries and cities put in the most hours per week. Using ONS ASHE data, UK payments specialist Merchant Machine also looked into pay to highlight whether the hours we put in is reflected in our pay. You can view the graphic here. […]

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