Diversity/Inclusion

Government’s careers strategy neglects older workers

The government’s careers strategy fails to adequately address the support needed for older workers wanting to learn new skills, according to UK professional people development body CIPD.

Moving Ahead matches Paralympians with Allianz business mentors

Diversity and development expert Moving Ahead has held its first event assigning British Paralympic Association (BPA) employees with top tier corporate mentors from Allianz Insurance as part of a new 12-month scheme.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 4-8 DECEMBER 2017

This week’s new product, offices and offerings include: Franklin Fitch, Infused Learning

Theresa May backs government plan to get 1m disabled people into work

Prime Minister Theresa May has given her personal support to government plans to help 1m disabled people into work in the next 10 years.

30 November 2017

GLAA looks into exploitation in London

Investigators from the Gangmasters & Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) employed their new powers during a week of action looking into reports of possible labour exploitation in London.

Hiring managers still not trained in unconscious bias, finds Adecco

More than one in three organisations are not training hiring managers to avoid unconscious bias, according to research by Adecco.

20 November 2017

Time for mental health to come in from the cold

We all know mental health is a hot topic at the moment, particularly as we have just celebrated World Mental Health Day. For PageGroup it is a key focus of ours under our Ability@Page strategy and for the first time we ran a global campaign on World Mental Health Day in October – recognising not only mental health but all disabilities.

14 November 2017

Accenture puts returners back on career track with Break|Through programme

Accenture has launched a returners programme aimed at helping people update their skills ahead of re-entering the workplace following an extended career break.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 6-10 NOVEMBER 2017

This week’s contracts and deals include: Acorn Group, Astute Payroll, Bullhorn, MOVE Guides, Rare, Tribe Recruitment, Vacancy Filler

Recruiters warned to heed Equalities Act in questions about mental health conditions

Recruiters have been warned to tread carefully when asking candidates about mental health conditions or risk falling foul of the Equalities Act.

26 October 2017

Northern Ireland police service looks to recruit from LGBT community

Northern Ireland’s police service is to hold its first recruitment events for members of the LGBT community.

Public sector 26 October 2017

‘Future of jobs’ report calls for more work between schools and business

Progress on inclusion, social mobility, pay gaps and productivity are among the new ways that government and business need to measure the success of the UK jobs market, a report by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has recommended.

Public sector, Education 19 October 2017

Age Positive Executive Search is on a mission

Age bias is being tackled head on by a recruitment start-up firm

19 October 2017

Nicoll Curtin buys cyber experts BeecherMadden

Cyber security and corporate governance recruiter BeecherMadden has joined the technology-focused Nicoll Curtin Group, becoming the group’s second new business this year. No sale price was disclosed.

IT/Telecoms 16 October 2017

Government aims to become top D&I employer by 2020

The government has set out a new diversity & inclusion strategy with the aim of becoming the UK’s most inclusive employer by the year 2020.

Public sector 16 October 2017

Top UK firms to have at least one BAME director on board by 2021

The UK’s top firms should have at least one board level director of an ethnic minority within the next four years, a new government-backed report has recommended.

Executive search 13 October 2017

APPOINTMENTS: 9-13 OCTOBER 2017

This week’s appointments include: Altus Partners, Corecom Consulting, DNA Recruit, Equal Approach, Execucare, Ezek, Holmes Noble, JXT, Pedersen & Partners, Pure Search, Three R’s Teacher Recruitment, ZRG Partners

Public sector, Marketing 9 October 2017

Blog: REC reports from Conservative Party Conference

Continuing the series of Recruitment & Employment Confederation blogs from this year’s major political party conferences, REC policy team leader Philip Campbell reports from the Conservative Party conference in Manchester.

The workplace is a stage

Recent research conducted by RADA [Royal Academy of Dramatic Art] in Business highlights some intriguing viewpoints around how women feel others perceive them in the workplace.

Marketing & Sales 28 September 2017

Breaking down barriers

Diversity and inclusion goals can help find the best people.

19 September 2017

Recite Me helps with employability

A software tool levels the playing field for people with a range of disabilities.

19 September 2017

Coalition should have gone further to tackle labour market abuse, says Cable

Leader of the Liberal Democrats Sir Vince Cable has admitted that the Conservative-Liberal Coalition government should have gone further in tackling labour market abuse.

8 September 2017

Non-disclosure for past offences in BAME justice review

Ensuring reformed ex-offenders need not disclose offences to prospective employers is one of the stand-out recommendations to government in a review led by Labour MP David Lammy.

Public sector, Legal 8 September 2017

Papworth Trust takes away the fear of 'work' from its clients

Papworth Trust is using a novel and counter-intuitive approach to supporting its clients into employment.

16 August 2017

Flexible working for all a great idea in an ideal world, say recruiters

Although broadly supportive, recruiters have questioned the practicalities of a recommendation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

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