Diversity/Inclusion

BAME execs remain super-glued to the corporate floor says Phillips

UK firms risk falling behind their US counterparts if they continue to fail to improve ethnic diversity in Britain’s boardrooms.

Executive search 4 December 2019

Disability organisation calls on next government to deliver on workplace inclusion

A non-profit disability and business organisation is calling on the next government to support businesses to deliver on disability inclusion.

3 December 2019

Hospitality helps the vulnerable bridge the gap into work

Tackling UK hospitality’s skills gap by employing ex-offenders and those who have experienced homelessness is just one benefit of this approach, according to new research.

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 25-29 NOVEMBER 2019

This week’s contracts and deals include: Intelligent Resource, MRG People Asia, Spktral

Make application forms accessible to all, recruiters are advised

Recruiters have been urged to ensure application forms are accessible to all applicants and not putting off those with certain disabilities.

19 November 2019

Employability: Bridging the gap between two worlds

Colin Cottell investigates Street2Boardroom

Sales, Creative/Digital/Media 15 November 2019

Insight: Time for a more authentic assessment experience

Forget exam-style testing – an approach that simulates the true nature of work may be the way forward for both recruiters and candidates

IT/Telecoms, HR 15 November 2019

APPOINTMENTS: 11-15 NOVEMBER 2019

This week’s appointments include: Calibre Search, Eden Futures, Encore Personnel, Faststream Recruitment, Huntress Search, Investigo, Nigel Wright Recruitment, PeopleReady, Two Rivers, Unit4

Racial discrimination policies need to be effective to protect recruiters

Recruiters have been urged to ensure they have effective policies in place to deal with workplace discrimination.

4 November 2019

Recruiters urged to act on sexual harassment following response to NDA report

Recruiters have been urged to take a zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment and ensure staff are trained so they can effectively deal with complaints.

29 October 2019

Give dyslexic people a chance, urges Sky Sports commentator

Ex-professional footballer-turned-Sky Sports football commentator Adam Virgo has issued a heartfelt plea to employers to give people with dyslexia a chance.

Creative/Digital/Media 18 October 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills’ programme to recruit autistic people shows signs of success

A law firm is working in partnership with charity Autism Forward to recruit autistic individuals.

Charity & not-for-profit, Legal 16 October 2019

Muslim consultant awarded £22.5k for racist comments from director

A Muslim recruitment consultant has been awarded more than £22.5k in compensation after an agency director made racist and religious discriminatory comments about her.

7 October 2019

Strike the right balance in job ads to avoid indirect age discrimination

Recruiters have been urged to strike a balance in job adverts in order to not fall foul of age discrimination rules.

7 October 2019

Diverse views accommodated but discriminatory behaviour isn’t

Recruiters should make it clear to candidates at interview that while they will accommodate diverse views, they will not tolerate discriminatory behaviour.

1 October 2019

NEW TO THE MARKET: 30 SEPTEMBER – 4 OCTOBER 2019

This week’s launches include: Access Group, Affinix, Hoxby, Not Actively Looking, Rebus Mentoring Programme, RhinoRecruitment, Senploy, SmashFly Technologies, Uber

OU calls for greater access to apprenticeships for disabled apprentices

The Open University has called on government to help businesses further attract and recruit more disabled apprentices through its apprenticeship programmes.

Recruitment specialist hired to ensure sports boards become more diverse

A recruitment specialist will be helping two of the UK’s major sports bodies to tackle the diversity of sports boards.

Alan Furley: There's more to life than university

“If a client wants a university qualification as a minimum, is it just a lazy way to filter?”

APPOINTMENTS: 16-20 SEPTEMBER 2019

This week’s appointments include: Advance TRS, Broadstone, Class People, Eames Consulting Group, Female Executive Search, MyPeople Group, Oceans Group, Pedersen & Partners, Realm Recruit

Public sector, Oil & gas/Energy 16 September 2019

Smart Works links up with the Duchess to help unemployed women find work

A charity has joined forces with royalty to help disadvantaged women get back to work.

12 September 2019

UK workers would embark on apprenticeship for career change

Around two-thirds of the UK workforce (62%) harbour hopes to change their career path, according to research by the global job search engine Jobrapido.

The Dying to Work campaign is a game-changer for terminally ill workers

Recruiter’s Charity of The Year Astriid chairman Steve Shutts on the TUC taking its Dying to Work campaign to protect terminally ill workers to the road.

11 September 2019

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 9-13 SEPTEMBER 2019

This week’s launches include: Brightwork, CV-Library, Driver Hire, Fedcap Employment, JobDiva, JobTeaser, Norman Broadbent Group, Sonovate

Government launches website to help working parents find flexible roles

The government has launched a website aimed at helping working parents to find flexible working roles.

3 September 2019

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