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    Part-time, low-paid and ethnic minority workers facing poverty

    Shutterstock Part-time, low-paid and ethnic minority workers are among those struggling most to stay afloat during the current economic crisis, but almost 13% of people experienced in-work poverty even before the pandemic hit. This is according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), which calls for government action to get as many people as possible in […] More

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    Government ‘behind curve’ on supporting women in the arts

    A woman at a march in London highlighting the plight facing the theatre industrySOPA Images/SIPA USA/PA Images Women are still hugely under-represented in the theatre, film and television industry, according to a report published today (13 January).  The Women in Theatre Forum report warns that gender equality in the industry will worsen in the aftermath […] More

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    Toolkit to help firms support BAME mental health launched

    Shutterstock The City Mental Health Alliance, a community of businesses that aims to create mentally healthy organisations, has launched a toolkit to help firms support the mental health of staff from Black or minority ethnic backgrounds. Poppy Jaman, CEO of the alliance (CMHA), said BAME employees are likely to have been affected by “triggering” conversations […] More

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    Is this really a good time to scrap unconscious bias training?

    “Not all training is created equal…and needs to be part of a wider solution”Shutterstock Earlier this month, the government said it would scrap unconscious bias training for civil servants, claiming there was not enough evidence it was effective. Darren Hockley explains why this is not the time to ditch training that challenges workplace prejudices. You […] More

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    Why does location matter for diversity and inclusion?

    Remote working may not work for everyone in the same wayShutterstock For organisations uncertain about remote working, 2020 was the year their preconceptions turned around. But in the ongoing quest for greater diversity and inclusion, there are still aspects of where employees work that we need to get right, says Steve Black.  We all know […] More

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    Black staff at Lloyds paid 16.7% less than white colleagues

    Chrispictures / Shutterstock.com Average pay and bonuses for black employees at Lloyds Banking Group are significantly lower than what their white colleagues receive, new ethnicity pay gap data voluntarily published by the organisation has revealed. The mean pay gap and bonus gap was widest for black employees at the high street lender, at 16.7% and […] More

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    Unilever signs race-based hair discrimination pledge

    Shutterstock A group campaigning for an end to race-based hair discrimination has launched a best practice code for workplaces and schools, with consumer goods giant Unilever being the first employer to show its support. Employers that sign up to the Halo Code make a commitment to giving members of the black community the freedom to […] More

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    Black Lives Matter: How to turn empathy into action

    Derby County player Colin Kazim-Richards raises his fist as Millwall fans boo at players taking a kneeJoe Toth/BPI/Shutterstock After fans booed players for taking a knee at the weekend, Millwall Football Club has vowed to work with anti-racism charities to be ‘a force for good’. Six months after employers voiced their initial support for the […] More

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    NHS trusts aim to improve diversity among senior managers

    Photo: Shutterstock Approaching half of all NHS trusts in England do not have any black and minority ethnic staff among ‘very senior managers’, an analysis has found. Data collected by Health Service Journal (HSJ) from freedom of information requests has found that 96 out of 214 trusts had no very senior managers from black and […] More

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    Food and consumer goods firms struggle to make progress on diversity

    Shutterstock Employers in the food and consumer goods industry have seen the Covid-19 crisis as a catalyst to take action to improve diversity and inclusion, a report has claimed, but many are struggling to make progress on ethnicity in particular. According to a survey of 30 companies and interviews with senior HR leaders at major […] More

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    Ethnicity gap in private pension saving

    Pic: Shutterstock Data from the Office for National Statistics has revealed a stark difference in levels of pension saving between people of different ethnicities. Comparing savings by ONS classifications of ethnic background, median private pension wealth among Bangladeshi, Chinese, Black African and ‘any other ethnic group’ was less than £5,000, compared to £80,000 for households […] More

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    Creating a more diverse and inclusive workplace (webinar)

    The brutal killing of George Floyd by a US law enforcement officer has stirred the collective consciousness, bringing difficult and authentic conversations around race to the fore. The next step is action in the workplace to harness the increased awareness created by these conversations and embed a culture that fosters genuine diversity and inclusion. In […] More

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