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Home Working Likely to Remain – Even After Pandemic Ends: UK Survey

Home working is likely to remain after the pandemic finishes, according to a survey of 2,000 companies the UK, most of which are planning to allow employees greater flexibility on where and when they do their jobs. CIPD, the professional …

Grant Thornton Staff in UK Want to Stay Home After Pandemic, in New Blow to the Office

In a fresh blow to the office, staff at one of the UK’s largest accountancy firms have given strong support to working mostly from home after the pandemic subsides. A survey of Grant Thornton UK LLP employees found that 88% …

Diversity Courses Are Wasted Without Data to Track Workforce Composition: Opinion

The movement against unconscious bias training, once a key element of employers’ diversity and inclusion strategies, is growing. A controversial UK report into racial inequality has called for organizations to drop the courses entirely. It may actually be too soon …

PwC Announces Hybrid Post-COVID Working Model for UK Staff

PricewaterhouseCoopers will give UK staff Friday afternoons off this summer and allow them to choose the amount of time they spend working from home as part of a post-pandemic shakeup of working patterns. The accountancy firm announced its hybrid working …

Aon Takes a Holiday

Aon announced it is closing operations and taking a global holiday on April 1st and April 2nd. These two days are intended to provide “colleagues extra time away to express appreciation for them during this unprecedented time,” said Aon in …

Gender Pay Gap in Australia Is Worst in Insurance and Finance Industries: Study

Australia is losing momentum in efforts to bring equality to the workforce, with a new study finding that it will probably take another 26 years until women are paid the same as men. The gender pay gap is worst in …

Insurance Industry Groups Join Forces to Help UK Career-Break Women Return to Work

Nine leading insurance industry businesses announced the creation of a program in the UK that will enable “career-break” professionals to return to work. The program will enable participating firms to tap into the “forgotten army” of experienced women who are …

Lloyd’s Survey Results Show More Inclusive Culture, but Improvement Still Needed

Lloyd’s has made notable progress in its push to become more inclusive, according to its 2020 culture survey, but it still has plenty of room for improvement—especially when it comes to the experiences of Black and minority ethnic talent. The …

Diversity in Insurance Industry Calls For Including Different Mindsets and Experiences

Insurance industry leaders have renewed their focus on recruiting, hiring and promoting not just to fill a crucial talent gap with quality candidates, but also to intentionally diversify their workforce. The civil unrest nationwide last summer, the Black Lives Matter …

Learning Technologies Group Buys Diversity & Inclusion Specialist PDT Global in UK

Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), the London-based provider of services and software for digital learning and talent management, has acquired PDT Global, a leading provider of online diversity and inclusion solutions. PDT (The People Development Team) Global is a diversity …