Businesses and other organisations will welcome new online resources in plain English from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on how to avoid discrimination when advertising jobs or services.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published free guidance on equality and discrimination law, and on human rights, for businesses employing twenty or fewer people. Legal Alert, July 2013.
The Government is consulting on whether to abolish ’unworkable’ rules under the Equality Act relating to harassment of employees by third parties. Under the rules, employers are liable to their staff for third party harassment where they failed to take reasonable steps to prevent it. Legal Alert, July 2012.
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These ten sections of the chapter on employment cover discrimination - the Equality Act 2010 replaced all previous discrimination legislation. Discrimination on the basis of: age; disability; gender reassignment; marriage and civil partnership; pregnancy and maternity; race; religion and belief; sex; and sexual orientation is outlawed. In addition discrimination against people with criminal records, part-time workers, fixed-term workers and agency workers is also covered.
Developing executive talent: best practices from global leaders
A book for human resources managers and senior executives with responsibility for employee management.
Job evaluation: a guide to achieving equal pay
A good practice guide to job evaluation.
Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas
. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.
Acas template equality documents for employers: a gender pay reporting letter and sample equality policy.
Key guide outlining how employers and employees can put principles of equality and diversity into practice.
Research paper prepared for Acas by The Institute for Employment Studies explores how gender identity is managed in UK workplaces and how it could be improved.
Acas useful template recruitment documents to help employers hiring staff, including letters, forms and checklists.
Want progress on diversity? Link it to pay
More big businesses are linking executive bonuses to improvements in racial and gender diversity. Will pay motivate leaders to make steps forward in workplace equality?
How to build a more diverse, inclusive accounting firm
Advice on improving diversity, equity and inclusion in an accounting firm, including running unconscious bias training and providing mentorship opportunities.
A profession reflecting life: Bringing diversity, equity and inclusion to the accounting world
Select findings from a recent joint research paper into diversifying US accounting talent are presented, including key diversity statistics for US accounting and finance professionals.
Closing the diversity gap
A comprehensive study finds that greater equity and inclusion are needed to close a diversity gap within the US accounting profession, particularly at leadership levels.
Class, the forgotten element of diversity
Article discusses social class disadvantage and how it should be treated as important as gender or race. It is also reported that GDP is higher per capita in countries where more managers come from lower social-class origins.
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Guidance, reports and podcasts from the CIPD on how to promote equal opportunities and manage diversity and inclusion in the workplace
The Professional and Business Services Council
Guide produced by the Professional and Business Services Council (PBSC). It highlights key areas of focus for implementing, managing and monitoring diversity initiatives, with best practice advice and a handy checklist
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
An ACCA briefing for finance and HR leaders to help understanding of the value of gender diversity and the making of a business case for diversity to their peers
Equality and Human Rights Commission
EHRC report into how a range of UK organisations have established equality policies encouraging employees from diverse backgrounds to participate fully in the workplace
A network of national organisations committed to promoting equality and the elimination of any form of discrimination. The website offers a range of resources for guidance and campaigning. Formerly the Equality and diversity forum
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