Category: Diversity

Time to be brave and stand up to pay inequality

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Research published today by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations is the first time my industry has gone behind the figures to find out what the drivers are for the embarrassing, unacceptable gender pay gap in PR. I first spoke to Mary

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In 2017 we simply shouldn’t need to discuss the gender pay gap

By Mary Whenman, President, Women in PR Two years ago, in 2015 McKinsey proved the economic case for diversity by showing that companies with more women at the top, outperform others by 15%. Other research conducted by EY with the

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PR has a diversity and inclusion perception and reality gap

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As Chair of the CIPR Diversity & Inclusion Forum I welcome the profession-wide monitoring of key diversity and inclusion data each year. We will only know the reality of the state of our profession if we continue to ask the

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Help create a more equal PR industry

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The Government Response to the Women and Equalities Committee Second Report makes for sobering reading, of the 17 recommendations made by the committee in their 2016 report, 16 of them were for the Government (the other was addressed to Equality

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Why we need #SpeakCockneyDay on March 3rd 2017

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The Cockney accent will disappear from the streets of London – it will be brown bread – unless we do something. #SpeakCockneyDay on March 3rd is celebrating what it is to speak, live and be a Cockney, to keep its

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PR needs to encourage women returning to work

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By Antonia Welch A  new report published by an all-party parliamentary group has recommended that every workplace with 250+ employers should have a policy on returnships to help women resume their careers after an extended break. While it is encouraging

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PR pros invited to contribute to healthy workplace research

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At a time when finding the right talent can be a difficult task, British businesses are missing out on the skills of a significant number of individuals. Disabled people and people with health conditions are under-represented in the workplace, a

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London needs these entry-level digital roles

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There are currently 40,000 technology businesses employing almost 200,000 people in London, which is 3.5% of the capital’s workforce. To drive digital innovation and futureproof the workforce of London’s businesses, the Mayor of London launched a new £7 million Digital

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#Equalpayday – can more be done?

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Equal Pay Day which highlights the disparity in pay between men and women. Today represents the time in the year when women will effectively stop earning, in comparison to their male counterparts. Among many digital and in person campaigns, staff

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Diversity is no longer a ‘soft’ issue

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Iain Anderson, Executive Chairman, Cicero Group, was recently named as one of 2016’s Leading 100 LGBT Executives by OUTstanding, an award supported by the FT. To mark the occasion Iain writes for Influence on how diversity has moved up the

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