Diversity/Inclusion

Demand for local Saudi talent on the increase, says Hays

Hays is reporting increased demand for its services to source local talent in Saudi Arabia, as the kingdom makes progress with its Saudi Vision 2030 programme.

NEW TO THE MARKET: 16-20 APRIL 2018

This week’s launches include: Airport Placements Ltd, Airswift, Arctic Shores, Berwick Partners, Coresco, GBG, Heidrick & Struggles, HR Certification Institute, Insight Global, Microdec

Adrian Love

Create talent to tackle diversity

Talent management alone is not enough to improve the diversity of your workforce.

IT/Telecoms, HR 16 April 2018

Recruitment industry highlights gender pay discrepancies

Some of the UK’s largest recruitment companies have much work to do if they are to eliminate the gap between what they pay their men and women.

5 April 2018

Recruiters urged to protect candidates against sexual harassment

Recruiters have been urged to protect their candidates by ensuring they are placed with reputable clients.

HR 27 March 2018
BDF website on tablet

Sponsored: What does the future look like for disabled talent in the modern workplace?

The workplace may have transformed, but is this for the good of disabled employees?

20 March 2018

Recruitment ad ignored sensitivities but is it discriminatory?

Recruiters have been urged to show sensitivity around the wording used in job adverts or risk an ensuing PR nightmare.

Hospitality/Leisure 20 March 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 19-23 MARCH 2018

This week’s contracts & deals include: AESC, Brightwork, Hudson, Nakama Group, Northants GP, Parity, Sheffield Haworth, totaljobs, Workday

Employability: Bringing the bar-riers down

An initiative between industrial manufacturing firm Jablite and HM Prison (HMP) Ford is revealing the benefits of an enlightened approach to those detained at Her Majesty’s pleasure.

Industrial/Manufacturing, HR 15 March 2018

Hiring for fit – turn to the start-ups

Some well-established businesses are turning to an unlikely source of recruiting inspiration: technology start-ups

Spurs recruits ex-military to work in its stadium

Tottenham Hotspur is recruiting ex-military personnel to work at its new stadium.

Retail, Hospitality/Leisure 13 March 2018

Prudential extends unconscious bias training to close gender gap

Prudential is to extend its roll out of unconscious bias training as part of its drive to increase the number of women in senior leadership roles and close its gender gap.

12 March 2018

Starbucks opens up apprenticeships to hearing-impaired staff

Coffee chain Starbucks has enabled hearing-impaired partners (employees) to undertake an apprenticeship by extending its apprenticeship programme.

Hospitality/Leisure 8 March 2018

Lookers gets revved up to take on new apprentices

National motor retailer Lookers has added 160 new apprentice positions.

Beware of ‘gender coded’ language in job ads, recruiters are warned

Recruiters using ‘gender coded’ language in job adverts run the risk of being brought to tribunal.

5 March 2018

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 26 FEBRUARY-2 MARCH 2018

This week’s contracts and deals: NRG, REC

IT/Telecoms, HR 26 February 2018

Recruiter urges financial services to ensure leadership reflects customer diversity

The chief executive of executive and interim recruiter Green Park Recruitment is calling on the financial services industry to do more to ensure that its leadership reflects the diversity of its customer base.

Banking/Financial services 21 February 2018

Recruiters call for improvement in Army recruitment

The admission by defence secretary Gavin Williamson that the state of British Army recruitment was “unacceptable” has prompted recruiters to call for change. Williamson’s remark, made in a speech last week, came after it was revealed that it takes an average of 300 days for an application to join the Army to be completed.

Public sector 21 February 2018

Recruiters advised to listen to the ‘hidden’ youth and re-educate employers

Recruiters have a key role to play in helping the UK’s 480,000 ‘hidden’ youth unemployed into work.

Employers miss out on Asperger’s talent, says Packham

BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham says “employers are missing a trick” by not hiring people with Asperger’s syndrome.

HR 14 February 2018

PageGroup: Diverse strands

Keeping diversity & inclusion at the top of PageGroup’s agenda falls to directors Sheri Hughes (left) and Sarah Kirk (right).

14 February 2018

Diversity and 'new age' interviews help in quest for talent

A focus on less obvious aspects of diversity and making interviews less formal are helping companies to find the staff they need.

Rec-to-rec, HR 14 February 2018

Review sexual harassment policies, recruiters advised

Recruiters have been urged to review policies and contractual liability clauses in light of a new government inquiry into workplace sexual harassment and non-disclosure agreements.

Legal, HR 13 February 2018

Lloyds Banking aims for 8% target of BAME senior managers by 2020

Lloyds Banking Group has a target of having 8% of its senior managers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds by 2020.

Pledges are more than words

The UK director of diversity & inclusion at PageGroup has defended the value of public pledges and commitments made by employers.
 

12 February 2018

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