Claire Fitzsimons, Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, considers the future of board gender diversity as new ways of working evolve following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Insights on diversity and inclusion from ICAEW
Articles on D&I in the world of accountancy and the workplace can be found here.
13 May 2020: as ICAEW celebrates the centenary of the first female chartered accountant, the Institute launches its new Diversity and Inclusion hub, supporting its mission to create a world of strong, inclusive economies.
27 March 2020: Employers do not have to report gender pay gaps for 2019/20 following a government announcement that the deadlines were suspended for this reporting year
23 March 2020: today, there is broader acceptance of women having senior roles in the workplace, but there are still challenges, writes ICAEW President Fiona Wilkinson
Any celebration of how far women have come needs to recognise how far we have to go. Real change is about new ways of thinking rather than new faces, says Rachel Willcox.
18 March 2020: with many employees looking for a clear commitment to diversity and inclusion from their employer, it’s important for accountancy professionals to find out what other sectors are doing to set themselves apart.
17 March 2020: diversity and inclusion are high on the agenda for all businesses keen to attract and retain talent. But are firms overlooking the value of older workers in this mix? And is there a case for mandatory age profile reporting, similar to the gender pay gap requirements?
11 March 2020: the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has sent a letter to Solvency II insurers, large non-directive firms and capital requirement regulation firms, to stress the importance of boardroom diversity.
3 March 2020: vast information streams engulf just about every business sector but, armed with algorithmic tools, professional statistician Nigel Marriott is akin to a modern-day fortune teller. He tells Penny Sukhraj what statistics can bring to business.
28 February 2020: a new report has called on listed companies to tackle a lack of ethnic diversity in the boardroom through a combination of genuine engagement, targeted metrics and awareness training. But does this go far enough, fast enough? Rachel Willcox reports.