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Engage in Learning helps Public Bodies to comply with Equality and Diversity duties

To help all UK public bodies comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), the e-learning supplier, Engage in Learning, has released a new course.   The course – ‘Equality and Diversity in the Public Sector’ - offers a common-sense approach to how equality and diversity apply in everyday working life. It emphasises that behaviours [...]

By | November 22nd, 2018|Categories: Learning, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Glass houses dwellers in glass ceiling controversy

Apparently, according to The Times, most of the UK’s biggest companies missed last week’s deadline to set out their plans to put more women on their boards. Only eight companies in the FTSE 100 have so far announced how they aim to meet the Government’s stated target of 25% of directors being women.   Of [...]

By | September 6th, 2011|Categories: Business|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Women on the rise in UK companies’ boardrooms

HR Magazine has reported that the proportion of women on the boards of the top UK companies has increased to 13.6% in 2010 from 11.5% in 2008. Additionally, the proportion of UK companies with at least one woman on the board has risen to 84% in 2010 from 81% in 2008.   Women make up [...]

By | October 6th, 2010|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Gender pay research raises questions

HR magazine has reported that research from Melbourne Business School reveals that it’s more important for women to be 'likeable' rather than good at their job if they want a pay rise or promotion. Professor Mara Olekalns, who teaches negotiation management as part of the MBA curriculum, found gender stereotypes were still in place while [...]

By | September 21st, 2010|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Equal employment opportunities – even for zombies

HR magazine has reported that The London Dungeon has recruited two new zombies to embark on a £30,000 per year career of scaring visitors. There were over 200 applicants for the role and around 60 were auditioned. Louie McKenna and Jeremiah Barnes were selected as the two best suited to take on the role of [...]

By | July 30th, 2009|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |0 Comments