Diversity/Inclusion

Upstart: upReach levels the educational playing field

While many like to see the UK as a meritocracy, where people succeed based on their talent and hard work, the facts suggest otherwise. 

D&I must look beyond London and the South-East

Underprivileged people living outside London can get overlooked.

Is your firm disability friendly? Then shout about it!

Disability-friendly employers need to be more visible to disabled candidates, according to the founder of disability job board Evenbreak. 

12 March 2020

CONTRACTS & DEALS: 9-13 MARCH 2020

This week’s contracts and deals include: Acorn Recruitment, Acorn HR, APSCo, DMA Recruitment, GradTouch, Lorien, Memset, Meridian Business Support, Rota, SRS, Synaco, Ten Live Group

Think students know about agriculture? Think again

A UK farming newspaper has launched #ThisIsAgriculture – a campaign aimed at highlighting the agricultural industry as a career destination of choice.

Agriculture, Life sciences 3 March 2020

Ollie & Cameron test out jobs for WorkFit programme

The mother of identical twin boys with Down’s syndrome hopes their starring role in a national film about employment will change people’s outdated attitudes.

28 February 2020

Pilot programme aims to get over-50 jobseekers back to work

Older jobseekers in the Greater Manchester area are to benefit from a pilot programme developing targeted new approaches to help over 50s get back to work.

26 February 2020

FINANCIALS: Revenue falls for Heidrick & Struggles

Global executive search and consulting firm Heidrick & Struggles has seen revenue decline 2.8%, according to the firm’s results for the fourth quarter of the year.

Upstart: Aspire to employment equality in the gym

Colin Cottell looks at the firm getting more people with disabilities working as instructors.

Hospitality/Leisure 13 February 2020

Fishwick’s OBE recognition of transforming lives through work

The managing director of Transform Lives Company (TLC), a social enterprise that helps unemployed people into work, says her OBE is as much a recognition of its mission as it is of her own achievements.

7 January 2020

Employment professionals recognised in New Year’s Honours list

Professionals committed to helping unemployed people and graduates into work, as well as those charged with tackling the scourge of modern slavery, were among those recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.

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
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