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    1. 13 hours ago

      Be careful how you play the Bame game when recruiting

      Moving towards a more ethnically diverse workforce is usually a triumph of hope over experience. Companies say they...

    2. 13 hours ago

      Ruthless focus on positive action

      Many business leaders have reservations about positive discrimination. The term tends to be associated with radical...

    Special Reports

    1. Ethnicity & Inclusion in the Workplace

      Racial bias remains a serious barrier to the success of many people from black and min...
    2. Women in Business

      Does the gender of executives make a difference to business performance? The evidence ...
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    1. 13 hours ago

      Diversity champions: UPstanding’s top 100 ethnic-minority executives

      Racial bias remains a serious barrier to the success of many people from black and minority ethnic communities, as our...

    2. 13 hours ago

      Laggard boards ‘must try harder’ after IPOs highlight lack of diversity

      A new study of London’s initial public offerings in 2015 has revealed the dismal state of ethnic diversity on corporate...

    3. 13 hours ago

      Minority report: companies wake up to the benefits of diversity

      Until five years ago, Amir Kabel says it was hard to get companies fired up about ethnic diversity. Many employers...

    4. 13 hours ago

      Black and ethnic names have less chance of making shortlist

      When Kayo Anosike embarked on a career change, she studied for a masters degree in business psychology at the...

    5. May 19, 2016

      Graphic: Inappropriate interview questions for women

    6. May 17, 2016

      Digital navigation helps blind people to navigate cities

      Anyone walking the sometimes mazelike passages in London Underground stations will appreciate the challenge faced by...

    7. May 12, 2016

      The high heels dress code is stamped on

      When Nicola Thorp turned up for her first day’s work as a receptionist at PwC’s global headquarters in London, she was...

    8. May 12, 2016

      Career Counsel: Minority networks should be more than just social clubs

      I want to start a network for a minority group at my work. What should I consider? Simon Fanshawe, partner at...

    9. May 6, 2016

      Openings: Lights, camera, equality

      A couple of months ago, a Hollywood film producer began posting online character descriptions from the scripts he was...

    10. May 1, 2016

      How women can demand a higher salary

      When I was hiring a procurement manager for my team, I asked one of the finalists what she expected to be paid. She...

    11. April 27, 2016

      Britain lags behind in female board hires

      Britain has fallen from sixth to eighth in a ranking of female board representation in 12 European countries — despite...

    12. April 6, 2016

      Push to recruit women on boards drains companies of top talent

      A push by companies in Britain to recruit more women on to boards has had the unintended consequence of draining...

    13. March 28, 2016

      High-tech companies tempt Israel’s ultra-Orthodox into work

      Talia Zangolsaz, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish Israeli woman, is at a Jerusalem job fair talking to technology companies...

    14. March 22, 2016

      Recruiters’ use of video games is a fad worth fighting for

      “What is your biggest weakness?” The first time I encountered this classic interview question I was about 20 and I had...

    15. March 22, 2016

      French boards rush to meet quotas for female membership

      France’s traditionally male-dominated companies are scrambling to appoint women to their boards in time to hit...

    16. March 20, 2016

      High heels and boxing gloves: a portrait of female professionals

      What do women look like at work? From my desk in an open plan office I have a good view of eight. The oldest is...

    17. March 9, 2016

      FT launches nominations for the UPstanding100 list

      The FT will publish the inaugural list of the 100 top ethnic-minority role-models in US, UK and Ireland business in...

    18. March 9, 2016

      At Work with the FT: Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN under secretary-general

      Over the years, those involved in efforts to help women’s advancement have ranged from legislators and microlenders to...

    19. March 9, 2016

      Five possible scenarios for a ‘work till you drop’ world

      “The alternative to saving for retirement is to delay retirement, possibly indefinitely.” This was the grim message...

    20. March 7, 2016

      Scrap paintball, add childcare

      Throw out the man-sized T-shirts embroidered with the company’s logo, and the loud power-point presentations. If your...

    21. March 7, 2016

      Digital world offers opportunities to break the job mould

      By the time Chantal Ambord reached Insead she was already heart-set on a non-traditional career path. The 28-year-old...

    22. March 7, 2016

      When female tech pioneers were the future

      She caused a sensation with her sultry eyes and smouldering beauty. But Hollywood leading lady Hedy Lamarr — a star in...

    23. March 7, 2016

      Genomics, virtual reality and ethics: how progress will affect us

      Swift changes in technology — from the development of driverless cars and robotics to the collection of increasingly...

    24. March 7, 2016

      Diversity at the top pays dividends

      Does the gender of executives make a difference to business performance? The evidence is mounting that it does....

    25. March 7, 2016

      Gloria Steinem: ‘Only women become more radical with age’

      Gloria Steinem does not drive. Indeed, a whole chapter in her latest book, My Life on the Road, is dedicated to the...

    26. February 26, 2016

      Happy workplaces help companies perform better

      Companies with a reputation for strong employee engagement and creating a happy workplace generate good publicity and...

    27. February 25, 2016

      It’s not just the Oscars - the diversity crisis is everywhere

      Protests over the dearth of actors who are black or from an ethnic minority have cast a shadow of controversy over...

    28. February 25, 2016

      Why the gender question is often the wrong one

      Sarah Dunning is chief executive of Westmorland, the owner of Tebay Services, which has been described by reviewers as...

    29. February 19, 2016

      Comprehensive schools catch up with private in CEO count

      The number of FTSE 100 chief executives educated at non-selective state schools has for the first time equalled those...

    30. February 18, 2016

      Why we need to know what female execs are paid

      Do we need to continue the work of Lord Davies’ women on boards review? While it succeeded in achieving its original...

    31. February 18, 2016

      Where are all the stay-at-home dads?

      As most politicians learn to their cost, there tends to be an exasperating gap between the implementation of an...

    32. February 17, 2016

      A UK political start-up pushes for gender parity at work

      Scaling up is a challenge for all organisations but for Sophie Walker, leader of the Women’s Equality party, the growth...

    33. February 12, 2016

      Gender pay gap to be revealed by employers to tackle inequality

      Britain’s large employers will be forced to publish detailed information about gender pay imbalances in their...

    34. February 10, 2016

      Career Counsel: Speak your mind about Europe and business

      I believe strongly that the UK exiting Europe would be bad for our company, which relies on foreign engineers and...

    35. February 8, 2016

      The hidden workplace skills of those with dyspraxia

      When she returned from the summer break last year, British politician Emma Lewell-Buck searched in vain for her office....

    36. February 4, 2016

      Snow and strikes are no obstacles for gritty women

      How determined are you to get to work if there are obstacles? A tube strike, for instance? Are you one of those people...

    37. February 2, 2016

      Equal pay for millennials is a boost for equal parenting

      President Barack Obama borrowed a policy from the British prime minister last week when he told US employers to...

    38. January 28, 2016

      ‘Big Four’ look beyond academics

      Professional services firms are among the biggest recruiters of graduates in the UK. Now, the way in which they decide...

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