Diversity/Inclusion

Web chat: September 2018

Readers' responses to stories on recruiter.co.uk.

HR, Healthcare/Medical 13 August 2018

Redesigning recruitment

Simon Fanshawe says our efforts in diversity simply aren't working.

HR 13 August 2018
Liz Johnson

Start-up of the Month: The Ability People

The Ability People

HR 13 August 2018

Extending gender pay gap reporting could hit SME recruiters hard

Significant work lies ahead of SME recruiters if the government extends gender pay gap reporting rules to firms with more than 50 employees from the current 250.

2 August 2018

Recruiters advised to review NDAs and mitigate harassment risks

As a new Women and Equalities Committee report calls for a clampdown on non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), recruiters have been urged to review any NDAs they have in place.

25 July 2018

How to prepare your workplace for a transgender employee

Lisa Gillespie, HR services director at Moorepay, offers advice on how employers can ensure a positive experience for transgender staff.

HR 20 July 2018

ITN to interview at least one BAME candidate for all roles

ITN is the latest media organisation to ensure interview shortlists have at least one BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) candidate.

Employability: A sporting chance

How Street Elite is recruiting young people off the streets for work via the lure of sport.

Simon Fanshawe

Cielo Talent Rising Summit: Fanshawe urges more ‘blind’ recruitment

The co-founder of Stonewall has launched a scathing attack on efforts to improve diversity in the workplace.

20 July 2018

Report recommending recruiters to collect age data slammed as impractical

A recommendation from MPs requiring recruitment agencies to collect data on age discrimination has come under fire from employment lawyers, who labelled it impractical and unusual.

17 July 2018

Rising to the challenge of attracting older workers

Minister of state for employment Alok Sharma on recruitment’s role in attracting older talent to fill the jobs of the future.

16 July 2018

Gurkha regiment to recruit women from 2020

The Gurkhas are to allow female recruits for the first time from 2020.

Public sector 16 July 2018

Wanted: IT talent specialist to mentor and manage women

An unnamed London-based tech firm is recruiting a CFO with a difference.

It’s goodnight from ASTRiiD’s founder… but a good future for his charity

In a service punctuated with songs by Pink Floyd, Queen and ELO (Electric Light Orchestra), the life of Recruiter’s Charity of the Year founder David Shutts OBE was celebrated Friday in Surfleet, South Lincolnshire.

Women not quite on board to reach government target

While making some progress, Britain’s company boards have some way to go to meet the government’s 33% target for women appointed by 2020.

28 June 2018

Recruiters back government plans to improve suppliers’ diversity

Recruiters have welcomed government plans to require its biggest suppliers to publish data and action plans to improve the diversity of their workforce.

Public sector, HR 26 June 2018

NEW TO THE MARKET: 25-29 JUNE 2018

This week’s launches include: Cathcart Energy, Encore Personnel, Highfield Professional Solutions, Work180

Females driving surge in IT self-employed numbers

A record number of female IT professionals are working as contractors, according to official government figures.

IT/Telecoms 25 June 2018

APPOINTMENTS: 25-29 JUNE 2018

This week’s appointments include: BWD Search & Selection, Eames Consulting Group, Franklin Fitch, Green Park, HRS, Langley James, PeopleReady, Rain Consultancy Group, Sellick Partnership, swissstaffing, The RSA Group

BBC to include at least one BAME candidate on shortlists for top roles

The BBC has announced plans to ensure all shortlists for top-level roles have at least one BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) candidate.

Creative/Digital/Media 22 June 2018
Workshop

Employability: Cracking the re-offending code

A project that trains prisoners in coding skills is helping turn the lives of ex-offenders round.

IT/Telecoms 18 June 2018

Solicitors urge recruiters to educate clients on transgender inclusion

Recruiters have been urged to educate clients on the importance of having a policy in place reflective of an inclusive workplace that welcomes transgender people.

18 June 2018
Arduous Journey Gender Eqaulity iStock

Are women truly on board? The arduous journey of gender equality

PageGroup's Sheri Hughes asks how far gender equality in the workplace has actually come.

HR 18 June 2018
Insight Employees in and out of building Ikon

Rewards and referrals: ERPs are here to stay

When it comes to resourcing, the FIRM’s latest report finds staff are still a good method of bringing in talent

HR 18 June 2018

PwC bans all-male shortlists

PwC has banned all-male shortlists in a bid to boost the number of women in its senior roles.

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