Diversity and equality

Index here items on equal opportunities, managing diversity and inclusion.

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    Why don't we recruit disabled candidates?

    I agree with Andy Rickell’s views ( Disabled job candidates are not second best ) completely: both employers and the broader recruitment industry need to rise above traditional thinking when it comes to equality in...

    BT and E.ON recognised for disabled recruitment

    BT and E.ON have become the first private-sector organisations to be awarded a new kitemark for best practice in the recruitment of disabled people. The UK arms of both companies have achieved ‘Proud to be Clear Assured’...

    Disabled job candidates are not second best

    I am always wary when someone answers “but we must recruit the best person for the job” in response to a challenge about equality legislation or the employment of under-represented groups in the workforce. It...

    Adjusting our ideas

    As a CIPD qualified medical doctor working in occupational medicine, I was concerned by the letter “ HR has work to do ” (PM June). Within medicine, I’m aware of modification of an assessment centre for...

    JP Morgan Europe Ltd v Chweidan

    The facts of this case pre-date the Equality Act 2010. In it the Court of Appeal considered the definition of direct discrimination under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA). Chweidan worked in the hedge funds...

    AHRI: Wake-up call

    In August 2011, a new series of anti-discrimination laws will come into effect. For the many Australian organisations struggling with the issue of employing people with a disability, the reforms will be a serious wake-up...

    Equality in recruitment

    A lot more needs to be said about how to help people with dyslexia and Asperger’s syndrome ( Career Clinic, PM May ). Dyslexia and Asperger’s are both conditions arising from the same genetic background, which...

    HR has work to do

    I submitted the Career Clinic question in the May issue and I found the responses disappointingly bland. The fact that most people on the autistic spectrum are not in work poses some big questions for HR. As a 16-year old...

    Wrong calls

    Career Clinic (PM May) prompted me to ask: is disability holding me back? I’ve worked in HR for the past five years and am hearing impaired. I left a company six months ago and have since applied for many jobs. I mention...

    Is disability holding me back?

    The question I’m a qualified HR professional and CIPD member with decades of experience, who has dyslexia and Asperger’s Syndrome. While I have been unemployed for two and half years, I have had over 60 interviews, and...