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Accountancy firms were well represented in the UK Social Mobility Employer Index 2019
PwC was ranked first, just ahead of fellow Big Four members KPMG in second and Deloitte in sixth. Mid-tier firm Grant Thornton was ranked eighth while Mazars was in 14th position. The Index, created by the Social Mobility Foundation, ran...
8 Oct 2019
It's been a fun packed year for the Diversity Community
We’re approaching the first anniversary of the launch of ICAEW’s Diversity Community and what an action packed year it has been! Since launching we have: Held events such as the “My Journey – the flight path” in May, whi...
1 Oct 2019
Employers shouldn’t be afraid to hire women who might start a family
Employers are still discriminating against women of childbearing age, with one in eight employers reluctant to hire women who might start a family soon. Given that the average age for a woman to have their first child in the UK is 30, and more and m...
16 Sep 2019
One in five feel they need to change their accent to get ahead
Survey of workers finds stigma still exists around dialect, prompting calls for more to be done to tackle class discrimination More than half of people in the UK believe there is a stigma in the workplace around regional accents, leading to calls fo...
9 Sep 2019
15 October free event London (live stream available) -PD Leake lecture – Acting in the public interest: accounting for the vulnerable
We know very little about some of the most vulnerable people in society – until recently we didn’t even count the deaths of homeless people. If society is going to act meaningfully, shouldn’t we know a lot more? How can accounting h...
3 Sep 2019
Probate diversity data collection
All firms accredited for probate services are required to collect, report and publish diversity data about their employees. While this is a regulatory requirement, there are many benefits to focusing on diversity and inclusion. The 2019 diversity m...
2 Sep 2019
Free webinar: Mental Health - Stories, Stigma, Support
Mental health issues have increased significantly over the last decade. Finding practical ways of managing mental illness is crucial to living and working well. This interactive webinar will provide you with advice to help empower and improve your pr...
29 Aug 2019
How Multinationals Can Help Advance LGBT Inclusion Around the World
Read this article from Karen Twaronite, EY Global Diversity & Inclusiveness Officer and David Glasgow, Executive Director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging and an Adjunct Professor of Law at NYU School of Law on how multinati...
28 Aug 2019
The Case for Age Diversity: How to Blend Experience with Youth to Benefit an Organization
The 2015 Hollywood comedy ‘the Intern’ interestingly captured the story of a retired top executive seeking an internship program at a new wave startup. His gradual assimilation into a predominantly young technology-based organization that...
22 Aug 2019
Male directors stay in their roles twice as long as women, says report
Employers urged to put in ‘hard yards’ to improve diversity, with concerns also raised over representation of senior BAME women The average female director’s tenure is half that of a male director, a report into boardroom diversity...
15 Aug 2019
CABA commissions Kooth to provide mental health support
We are pleased to announce that we have commissioned XenZone, the UK’s digital mental health pioneer, to provide its flagship online counselling and wellbeing support service, Kooth. The service will be available to the ICAEW community (I...
9 Aug 2019
Employers should beware treating employees less favourably if English is their second language
Employers should avoid treating employees for whom English is a second language less favourably on the basis they inevitably have a lesser command of English than those for whom it is their first language; otherwise they risk a race discrimination cl...
6 Aug 2019
Most business leaders would be ‘apprehensive’ about hiring a senior disabled employee
Shocking survey finds concerns over the cost of workplace adjustments among factors cited by employers One in five business leaders would be “very apprehensive” about appointing a disabled person to a senior role, according to new r...
30 Jul 2019
The Gay Happiness Project
Putting happiness back into being gay: unique project positively transforming the lives of gay Londoners &...
18 Jul 2019
15 Gender Identity Terms You Need to Know to Build an Inclusive Workplace
Good afternoon everyone, The article today from the LinkedIn talent blog, is about being aware of the various Gender Identities to support inclusiveness within your workplace. You’ve probably read an article or two about how
10 Jul 2019
SHOWING OUR PRIDE AT ICAEW
The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events across the world are held during this month to recognise the impact LGBT people have had.&nb...
1 Jul 2019
Don't be blind to invisible illnesses by Dr Ellie Cannon
Learn how employers can support employees with invisible illnesses.
1 Jul 2019
Over-45s feel discriminated against at work - finds survey
Employers risk ‘huge waste’ of talent if they fail to tackle age-related bias, with most over-60s not ready to retire yet Employers have been warned they risk labour and talent shortages if they refuse to take action on age discrimi...
28 Jun 2019
Why employers should be delving below the surface to support hidden conditions
Good morning everyone, Neurodiversity refers to variations in the human brain regarding socialibility, learning, attention, mood,and other mental functions. The article below gives ideas on ways to ensure neurodive...
24 Jun 2019
Invitation to free webinar: Breaking Barriers for Women Leaders in Public Finance: Thursday 18 July 12.30pm GMT
Please join ICAEW’s forthcoming free webinar, Breaking Barriers for Women Leaders in Public Finance, on Thursday 18 July at 12.30pm BST. The session will explore the challenges that women in public finance face when seeking leadership position...
19 Jun 2019
How many accountants are unaffected by stress? Just 2%
With its high stress levels and a pressure to be ‘always on’, accountancy is a profession where
mental health is increasingly on the agenda.
Upskilling can boost wellbeing Research found that 90% of people who work in accountancy hav...
17 Jun 2019
A former lord mayor, three diversity leaders and a pensions regulator are among nine ICAEW chartered accountants recognised in this year’s Birthday Honours list
The former lord mayor is PwC partner Charles Bowman who has been knighted for services to trust in business, international trade and the City of London. As lord mayor (2017-18), he focused on the “Business of Trust” campaign aimed at buil...
12 Jun 2019
President Fiona Wilkinson is determined to champion ICAEW as open to all.
Shortly after incoming president Fiona Wilkinson was elected to the first rung of the ICAEW presidential ladder in 2016, a mention on Desert Island Discs alerted her to the approaching centenary of the 1919 legislation giving women access to the prof...
11 Jun 2019
Big Four success in EMpower role model lists
A group of 17 people from the Big Four have been named as role models for for ethnic minorities in the influential EMpower lists out today This is particularly good news for the firms which
all signed up to the government’s Race at Work...
6 Jun 2019
Women in Finance: 31-35 revealed!
The second Women in Finance ranking spotlights influential women across various sectors, including government, business, finance and accountancy, who are all leaders, trailblazers and transforming their respective fields The first
3 Jun 2019
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