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    ‘Why ministers are wrong about unconscious bias training’

    Raph Mokades, founder and managing director of Rare. The founder of diversity recruiter Rare has called on the government to replace the current style of unconscious bias training in the civil service with a more targeted and data-driven training regime. Rare founder Raph Mokades made the call after unconscious bias training in Whitehall was abruptly […] More

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    Liz Truss to criticise Equality Act and unconscious bias training

    Photo: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/PA Images International trade secretary Liz Truss is expected to make a speech today in which she will criticise the Equality Act 2010 and dismiss unconscious bias training as one of several ‘tools of the left’ that do nothing to ‘fix systems’. As she prepares to make her speech, Truss also faces questions […] More

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    Civil service unconscious bias training to be scrapped

    Shutterstock Government departments have been ordered to scrap unconscious bias training for civil servants after a study found no evidence of its effectiveness. Civil service managers have been required to undertake mandatory unconscious bias training courses since 2015 in an attempt to level the playing field, tackle implicit and explicit biases, and build more inclusive […] More

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    Head of policy quit ‘unfit’ Windrush compensation scheme

    Photo: Willy Barton/Shutterstock Home Office teams set up to address the Windrush scandal have included the same civil servants who implemented the policy, which was widely criticised as being racist and unjust. As a result, the most senior black Home Office employee with responsibility for the Windrush compensation scheme resigned earlier this year characterising it […] More

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    Boardrooms now more meritocratic and diverse, study suggests

    Evidence shows that FTSE100 boardrooms are becoming more diverse and meritocratic, a study published today has claimed, with less reliance on familiar backgrounds and educational institutions. The study, by New Street Consulting Group, found that 79% of directors of FTSE100 businesses came from educational backgrounds outside of the global top 30 universities such as Oxford […] More

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    Hospitality and tourism must challenge ‘patriarchal’ culture

    olesea vetrila / Shutterstock.com The hospitality and tourism sectors need to challenge their ‘patriarchal’ culture and foster open discussion on gender-related issues if they want to improve gender equality, research has suggested. A research paper published by the University of Greenwich and the University of Surrey sets out three key recommendations to support female progression […] More