Commentary and insights

All items: Equality, diversity and human rights

  • Gender pay gap: findings from 2023 reporting

    5 April 2024

    This year marks the seventh time that organisations have had to report their gender pay and bonus gaps. While many still leave this to the very end of the reporting year, is progress nonetheless being made on closing these gaps? We look at the latest data.

  • The DEI of workplace healthcare: Social equity in action

    20 March 2024

    The importance of workplace healthcare benefits should never be underestimated - particularly as access to healthcare disproportionately affects workers across the breadth of the intersectional identity spectrum, says gender and sexuality consultant Georgie Williams.

  • Employment law changes 2024: Progress report for HR

    10 January 2024

    As we plunge into a new year, HR professionals could be forgiven for losing track of all the upcoming employment law changes and what they mean for their organisation. To assist HR with planning for 2024 and beyond, we round up the major legislative changes in the pipeline.

  • DEI on a budget: Prioritising inclusion in challenging times

    11 December 2023

    How do we keep the wheels of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) spinning when budgets tighten? Georgie Williams outlines some effective DEI strategies requiring little to no financial allocation. They also discuss the caveats regarding the ethical, responsible utilisation of the skills of DEI-enthusiastic team members.

  • Demystifying the EU Pay Transparency Directive for UK employers

    28 November 2023

    To address the gender pay gap across its member states, the EU recently approved the Pay Transparency Directive (2023/970/EU). The Directive introduces reporting requirements and obliges employers to take steps to address pay inequalities, and must be transposed into national legislation by 7 June 2026. Rocio Carracedo Lopez, international legal editor at XpertHR, examines the new rules and discusses their implications for employers operating across the EU - and in the UK.

  • Five ways to make your employee networks more effective

    26 October 2023

    Employee networks are valuable platforms for fostering inclusion, amplifying diverse voices and driving positive change within organisations. Inclusion consultant Gareth Buchanan explores five key ways to make your employee networks more effective.

  • What makes a great employee network?

    13 October 2023

    Employee networks, also known as employee-led diversity networks, employee resource groups (ERGs) and employee affinity groups, play a pivotal and increasingly prominent role in fostering diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the most diverse organisations. Inclusion consultant Gareth Buchanan explores the ingredients for making a really great one.

  • Class inequalities in the workplace

    5 October 2023

    An active and practical approach to dismantling classist internal systems and challenging individual biases that persist in many workplaces can negate much of the damage caused by the experience of living in a classist society, says Georgie Williams.

  • The Worker Protection Bill - what protection does it offer?

    21 September 2023

    The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act) Bill is almost ready to become law - but it is a shadow of its former self, says consultant editor Darren Newman.

  • Three ways to start to close the ethnicity pay gap

    19 September 2023

    The Government has released its guidance on ethnicity pay reporting. Here, HR, finance and leadership specialist and author Roianne Nedd considers some of the approach's assumptions and shortcomings, and makes three recommendations to help employers tackle ethnicity pay inequalities.

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