Blogs and Discussions
Travel, Tourism & Hospitality
Career Breakers Community
Academia & Education Community
Energy & Natural Resources Community
PAYE and Employers
In order to participate, you must join Diversity Community – click to join the group
Blog - Title
Subscribe by email
By view count
By comment count
When is 'just banter' not just banter?
For some, workplace jesting is just harmless fun, but teasing remarks can easily cause offence. How can HR stop the joke going too far? In 2018, former sales rep David Evans brought claims including discrimination and victimisation against his forme...
27 Jan 2020
Employers should no longer see 65 as ‘old’, says official report
ONS data shows people are living longer and healthier lives – but experts say age discrimination is still widespread Viewing 65 as the marker for old age is an outdated notion, a report from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has said, a...
23 Jan 2020
Top UK firms failing to increase boardroom diversity, study shows
Number of black, Asian and minority ethnic directors over past year at FTSE 100 firms Britain’s largest companies are failing to improve the ethnic diversity of their boardrooms, according to a study that found the number of black, Asian and mi...
13 Dec 2019
Employers could face diversity quotas if BAME representation does not improve, says government advisor
Employers risk strict regulations on diversity – including the possible introduction of quotas – if they do not take firmer action to reduce the ethnicity pay gap and improve opportunities for BAME employees, a senior government advisor a...
4 Dec 2019
Survey: diversity and inclusion key for over half of accounting and finance jobseekers
More than half (52%) of accountancy and finance professionals in the UK look for an organisation’s diversity and inclusion policies when researching a potential employer, according to professional recruitment group Hays’ diversity a...
19 Nov 2019
Deloitte's ethnicity pay gap increases
Deloitte’s 2019 mean ethnicity pay gap is up from last year, now standing at 14.5% to 2018’s 12.9% Publishing the data on a pay gap between ethnicities is optional, but Deloitte has chosen to do so in the interest of transparency....
14 Nov 2019
Women in Finance Community has launched!
I would like to invite you to join the Women in Finance Community. After launching in 2006, the Women in Finance Network will join our Communities platform to become the Women in Finance Community. By joining the Community, you can connect with like-...
12 Nov 2019
Office for Disability Issues becomes part of Equalities Hub
The Office for Disability Issues (ODI) is leaving the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) on 1 November 2019. The newly created Disability Unit will join with the Race Disparities Unit and the Government Equalities Office to become part of the new...
12 Nov 2019
Combat Age Discrimination At Work: For Employees And Employers
Age discrimination impacts employers and business owners alike. If you are an older member of the workforce, you may experience different treatment than when you were in your 20s, 30s, and 40s. You may be asked if you have email (of course you do). Y...
5 Nov 2019
Big Four leaders recognised in LGBT+ honours
Leaders from Deloitte, EY and PwC have been included in this year’s INvolve lists, compiled by the membership organisation to celebrate leaders and allies working to promote diversity across the workplace Laurie Rutter, co-chair of Delo...
1 Nov 2019
Gender pay gap hits older women hardest, data shows
Female workers in their 50s earn more than a quarter less than their male counterparts, according to analysis of ONS figures The gender pay gap is at its worst when workers reach their 50s, according to new analysis of wage data, prompting calls for...
1 Nov 2019
Care pressures will push one in five employees out of the workforce early, data shows
Experts suggest flexible working and increased line manager training to support workers with caring responsibilities Nearly one in five employees over the age of 45 expect to stop work early to care for adult family members, according to new researc...
24 Oct 2019
Fathers struggle to get the flexible work they need, says survey
Men face many of the same problems with work-life balance as women, and may switch jobs as a result Working fathers are facing many of the same issues around flexibility that women have been experiencing for years, a new survey of parents has found. ...
17 Oct 2019
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
More content on this topic ...
When is 'just banter' not just banter?
Employers should no longer see 65 as ‘old’, says official…
Top UK firms failing to increase boardroom diversity…
Employers could face diversity quotas if BAME representation…
Survey: diversity and inclusion key for over half of…
See all blogs
10 months ago
Why I don't believe in the Robin Hood style of Diversity!
4 months ago
See all discussions
No announcements found