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The skilled, homeless, unemployed now (SHUN) generation faces too many barriers to gaining employability skills and social mobility, and Carillion has launched its ‘Breaking Down a Million Barriers’ campaign to help level these impediments.
The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has announced a five-year partnership with Microsoft to provide a support grant of USD5 million.
The London Market Group (LMG) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) have launched London Matters 2017, a review of London’s position in the global insurance industry between 2013 and 2015. The report reveals that diversity continues to remain a challenge, and although the proportion of female staff is in line with the UK average at 41 per cent, the proportion of female executive directors is at only 5 per cent, in comparison to the FTSE 100 average of 21 per cent.
Aviva Investors has released results of its third biennial survey of global asset managers regarding ESG issues. The survey polled 39 asset managers with combined assets of over £4 trillion, revealing that corporate diversity is taken increasingly seriously.
The new mandatory gender pay gap reporting requirements come into force today (6 April). This will require all UK employers with over 250 staff to report on the mean and median male and female salaries.
The McGregor-Smith Review of race in the workplace has been published, calling for employers to start ‘making the most of talent’ irrespective of background.
Barclays Connect with Work programme has announced that selected Gibbs Hybrid Workforce Solutions as its first corporate partner.
Marks & Spencer is adding DisabledGo access guides to its stores, becoming the first retailer to do so. The guides contain detailed information on its stores’ accessibility - from lighting levels, to the number of accessible car parking spaces and the provision of hearing loops – and are available to customers on the M&S.com store locator.
For International Women’s Day, here is a quick reminder of how the make-up of UK boardrooms is changing. The figures are from the end of last year, and provided by (and available from) BoardWatch, with data provided by BoardEx on 29 October 2016.
There are a lot of campaigns around International Women’s Day, covering many different issues, and sectors. So to choose one to highlight is difficult.