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Have attitudes to women’s sport changed since the Lionesses won the Euros?

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Wednesday 28th June

Even if you’re not an avid follower of football, you’d have been hard-pressed to have missed the big news for England’s Lionesses last summer.  All eyes may be on the Women’s World Cup right now, but let us not forget that for the first time in the competition’s history, the England women’s team won the […]

Mind the gap! Wage disparity between genders is alive and well in 2023

By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 14th June

You’d have to be pretty far removed from society if you hadn’t heard of the gender pay gap in this day and age.  To sum up: the gender pay gap refers to the difference between the average earnings of men and women, with men found to be earning more than their female colleagues in almost […]

Diversity in numbers: LGBTQ+ support in the workplace

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Sunday 28th May

As we near June 1st, marking the start of Pride month around the world, it’s time to reflect on the current state of LGBTQ+ support in the workplace. Below you will find statistics of LGBTQ+ representation from recruitment to senior level, and how differing support impacts upon these individuals across the US and the UK. […]

Employee Wellbeing Statistics in 2023

By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 17th May

In the fast-paced world of 2023, nurturing your team’s happiness is crucial, and yet 76% of professionals are experiencing stress at moderate to high levels. Let’s explore the essential statistics around workplace wellbeing, and what measures you can take right now to encourage mental health support at work. Mental health 14.7% experience mental health problems […]

Supporting Jewish colleagues in the workplace

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Sunday 23rd April

Antisemitism – or the discrimination and prejudice against Jewish people – has been an increasing issue in recent years. In fact, in their 2021 report, the Community Security Trust (CST), who monitor antisemitism in the UK, recorded their highest ever total of antisemitic incidents, peaking at 2,255. This was a 34% increase on the previous […]

How are layoffs affecting workers from underrepresented backgrounds?

By Kiri O'Brien on Monday 10th April

We are one third of the way through 2023, and already we are seeing some of the largest redundancy figures in certain sectors in years. Digital behemoths, including Google, Twitter and Facebook, have been cutting their workforces, laying off more than 10,000 employees so far in 2023. Other household names, including Amazon, Microsoft, and even […]

Diversity in the age of hybrid working

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Monday 6th March

Nearly three years on from the beginning of the first COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, hybrid working is the norm for thousands of office-based workers. While many were keen to return to the office full-time, with reports of companies making it mandatory for some, others have embraced the flexibility that comes with balancing life on-site and at home.

LGBT History Month 2023: How to retain LGBT employees

By Kiri O'Brien on Wednesday 1st February

Your recruitment processes may be proudly inclusive, and you may be vocal about hiring people from all backgrounds. However, if you don’t work hard to retain your new colleagues and continue this inclusive experience throughout their tenure with you, it’ll all have been in vain. 

What’s on the priority list of Heads of Diversity and Inclusion in 2023?

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 19th January

The first few months of the year are all about making goals, firming up plans and reigniting that spark within you. While we believe you can make plans and ‘resolutions’ all year round (it’s never too late!) we know that there’s something irresistible about setting some objectives in January and February. So, where do we […]

Diversity & Inclusion Workplace Statistics in 2023

By Kiri O'Brien on Thursday 12th January

2023 is here – and with every new year comes the annual pledges towards improving diversity and inclusion. But, while goals are being set for the year, what is the current reality for diversity in the workplace as of 2023? Below you will find statistics from Gender, Ethnicity, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Social Class on how […]

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