Public Sector

General Election 2019: rival parties set out plans to tackle gender pay gap

Labour pledges to accelerate measures to close the gender pay gap by 2030, while Lib Dems sets sights on ‘pink tax’.

Good workplace data promotes better HR decisions

In this second interview about his work at the GLA, Human Resources Reward and Operations Patrick Alleyne discusses the importance of having robust workplace data for supporting equality.

Cambridge University sees marked increase in black students

University attributes the incredible rise to the “Stormzy Effect”, but there is still a long way to go.

How the GLA is leading by example on diversity and inclusion

Patrick Alleyne has been an HR Manager at the Greater London Authority for 20 years. In the first of two interviews, he reveals why he’s happy to be a black role model.

The BAME experience: how to tackle racial harassment in higher education

The EHRC is due to publish its findings from a three-year inquiry into the types of racial harassments experienced in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), this month. You can help the Westminster Higher Education Forum stop racial harassment in the UK’s colleges and universities. Here is how…

Eliminating discrimination one step at a time

Creating a fairer society where people are not treated differently because of the colour of their skin, their sex, gender, sexuality or religion is central to British values.
Protecting people from discrimination is central to achieving that, says the Commons Women and Equality Committee.

Demand for a four-day working week rises across the UK

New reports highlight how employees’ preference for a shorter working week could add to businesses’ bottom line.

APPG report calls for the empowerment of female entrepreneurs

The Women and Enterprise All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) launches its first report on the future of female entrepreneurs.

Do you have a disabled child or children? Should your employer care?

Suzy Rowland, Founder and CEO of the #happyinschool project, on whether employers should extend benefits to employees with disabled children.

Managing workplace mental health: the power of high-quality training

Mental ill-health is responsible for almost 13% of all sickness absence days in the UK, while it has been shown that UK businesses could save up to £8 billion per year through better mental health wellbeing support in the workplace. Lottie Galvin from eLearning platform iHASCO explains how.