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A summary of news articles on graduate/student recruitment and development. 

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Diversity & Inclusion
09 January 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to improve diversity in tech »
Helen Kelisky, vice president, cloud sales UKI at Salesforce, offers some tips for improving diversity in tech. Read m...
18 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gap between rich and poor university students reaches 10-year high »
The gap between rich and poor students attending university is at its widest point in over a decade, according to new figu...
18 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
UK falls in gender equality rankings »
The UK has fallen six places in a global index of gender equality, according to the World Economic Foundation (WEF). T...
11 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BAME and LBT+ women feel left out of decision-making at work »
Only 47% of BAME women and 52% of LBT+ women say they feel included in company decision-making, according to Culture Amp r...
11 December 2019
Half of businesses actively attract disabled candidates »
Approximately 53% of firms actively seek and welcome disabled candidates, despite three-quarters admitting that disabled a...
03 December 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disability pay gap narrowing down - but too slowly »
Disabled employees are paid 12.2% less than their non-disabled colleagues, which is down from 12.7% in 2017, according to...
28 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disadvantaged students are not aware of contextual offers, Ucas report suggests »
Nearly half of school leavers were accepted into university with A-level grades lower than the advertised entry requiremen...
18 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Attracting more women into tech »
PWC's survey of 2,000 A-Level and university students found that only 3% of young women say a career in technology is thei...
14 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Equal Pay Day: women are working for free until the end of the year »
Equal Pay Day is a symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. As of today, Thursday 14 Novemb...
13 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
FTSE 350 are falling behind on number of female leaders »
The Hampton-Alexander Review shows that FTSE 100 is likely to achieve the 33% target for Women on Boards before the Decemb...
04 November 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Disabled staff work for two months a year for free »
The TUC analysis found that disabled workers earn on average £1.65 per hour less than non-disabled workers.  The...
30 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to attract and retain neurodiverse workforce »
Almost three-fourths (70%) of HR professionals do not consider neurodiversity in their organisation's people management pr...
30 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Three-quarters of young women are put off STEM careers by gender barriers »
Over three-quarters (78%) of young women are reluctant to enter STEM careers because of perceived gender barriers, QA repo...
23 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Universities unaware of extent of racial abuse on campus »
The report produced by The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has revealed that many institutions are unaware of...
21 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Supporting Neurodiversity in the workplace »
Fostering a more inclusive workplace for neurodivergent workers can hugely benefit both employers and employees. Bein...
17 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mentoring is essential to nurturing female ambition, report says »
A survey of 2,000 senior decision makers from FTSE 350 companies found that firms who have over 30% women in leadership ro...
15 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Millennial job-seekers are prioritising diversity and inclusion »
Millennials are forcasted to make up 75% of the global workforce. Nearly three-fourths of this generation also believe tha...
09 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Employees with mental health problems feel less likely to progress »
Over a quarter (26%) of employees with mental health issues feel they don't have equal opportunities to progress at work,...
08 October 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top 75 UK employers for social mobility unveiled »
The Social Mobility Foundation has revealed the top 75 UK employers who have taken the most action to promote social mobil...
18 September 2019   (1 Comment - view/add)
Non-Russell Group graduates feel disadvantaged in job applications »
According to Milkround's survey, 83% of graduates are concerned that Russell Group university graduates will be prioriti...
11 September 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
The BAME Apprenticeship Alliance launches The Apprenticeship Hack »
The BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) Apprenticeship Alliance introduces The Apprenticeship Hack, a series of worksh...
28 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
D&I: how to get senior leaders on board »
According to the network for diversity professionals, d&i Leaders, there are still concerns in the D&I departments...
06 August 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Gendered job ad language could be costing employers talent »
According to LinkedIn research, 40% of UK talent professionals would never consider gender when writing job adverts. ...
17 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
BAME people with criminal record face 'double discrimination' »
Unlock, the country’s leading charity for people with convictions, published research on the impact of criminal records as...
17 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Women are more likely to loose their jobs to AI »
According to a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR), 64% of workers in jobs with high potenti...
17 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Sanctuary Graduates support BBC documentary on graduates »
The BBC documentary on graduates from diverse backgrounds trying to break into elite career paths is scheduled for prime t...
04 July 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LGBT+ workers earn £6700 per year less than straight counterparts »
According to a survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of LinkedIn, LGBT+ employees earn an average £6,703 less per year than...
26 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Top jobs dominated by Oxbridge graduates and privately educated »
According to The Sutton Trust and the Social Mobility Commission, 39 per cent of people in top positions are privately edu...
10 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
One in four BAME Britons want 'name-blind' university applications »
According to data shared with The Independent, a quarter of BAME respondents believe removing names from university a...
10 June 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
£18.5 million to boost diversity in AI tech roles »
The technology sector is set to benefit from a £18.5 million cash injection to drive up skills in AI and data science...
22 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Apprenticeship scheme failing disadvantaged students »
The number of apprenticeship starts among people from disadvantaged backgrounds fell from 25 per cent in 2015-16 to 22.6 p...
16 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Poor social mobility will cost the UK economy £270bn per annum »
Research from graduate recruitment app Debut found that almost two-thirds of respondents (61%) did not think business...
16 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How can employers encourage female creative talent? »
Despite more women studying creative arts subjects at university, a greater proportion of male creative arts graduate...
01 May 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
LGBT employees fear discrimination »
Stonewall conference urges businesses to encourage and support their LGBT+ employees. A 2018 survey from the charity...
23 April 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to minimise unconscious bias in the workplace »
Despite a raft of equality legislation, we still live in a world of prejudice in relation to ethnicity, gender,...

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