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  1. July 20, 2014

    Gay engineers hide sexuality to safeguard career, finds UK study

    Nearly half of gay and lesbian engineers in a survey said they hid their sexuality from their colleagues. The study by the...

  2. July 16, 2014

    Network Rail faces equal pay claim

    Network Rail is facing the biggest equal pay claim in its history only a week after it was found to have missed punctuality...

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  1. July 7, 2014

    Progress is slow on workplace discrimination

    Imagine Michelle Obama wants to visit your company. How do you reply when her aides say the US first lady wants to promote...

  2. July 7, 2014

    High cost of mental health problems forces employers to act

    Every year, one in four adults in the UK experiences mental health problems, and evidence suggests the problem is taking an...

  3. June 25, 2014

    Male culture needs total rethink

    “Demeaning, demoralising and ultimately defeating.” Not the words of a disgruntled international footballer bemoaning his...

  4. June 19, 2014

    How to introduce diversity into the workplace

    From the manager’s chair I am the managing director of a high-growth media business that designs games, many of them...

  5. June 19, 2014

    Want flexible working? You are not alone

    News about part-timers in the labour market often focuses on how many want to work more hours. However, another story has...

  6. June 5, 2014

    How to promote a woman without bias against men

    From the manager’s chair I am the chairman of the board for a catering company that currently lacks women at the helm. We...

  7. May 15, 2014

    The evidence is growing – there really is a business case for diversity

    The business case for diversity seems intuitive. Teams of mixed gender, ethnicity, physical ability, age and sexual...

  8. May 15, 2014

    Racist comments are rife and recruitment problems persist

    A recent survey asked people from ethnic minorities whether they had experienced racial discrimination at work. “The...

  9. May 15, 2014

    Olympic gold came thanks to a diverse workforce

    The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be remembered for Britain’s sporting brilliance and the power of diversity on the...

  10. May 1, 2014

    Her inequality is now his concern

    When Stephen Ingledew was just 10 years old, his father died of cancer. The eldest of three boys in what then became a...

  11. April 10, 2014

    Your Questions Answered: Bullying boss is giving staff member sleepless nights

    A member of staff has raised concerns about the way the head of his department is treating him. Although the boss has always...

  12. April 4, 2014

    City network launched for family guys

    Dads struggling to meet the demands of a City job and a family will find themselves in good company. Cityfathers – a...

  13. March 20, 2014

    Australia considers diluting gender reporting rules

    Canberra is considering diluting gender reporting rules on companies, even as new statistics show that men continue to...

  14. March 13, 2014

    If I was ... hiring ‘the other half’

    Matt Lawrence, chief commercial officer at Kloud, a human capital management consultancy, considers how he would act if he...

  15. March 7, 2014

    South Africa mining sector offers women fast-track careers

    Cornelia Holtzhausen remembers that her first pair of miner’s overalls were so outsized they served her throughout her...

  16. March 7, 2014

    Nora Wu: ‘I admit I considered giving up – but I never did’

    People from “developed” markets often ask me what progress professional women are making in emerging-market countries. I...

  17. March 7, 2014

    Women’s salaries dragged down by domestic demands

    Women hold up half the sky according to Mao Zedong. But they are a long way from receiving fair rewards for the work they...

  18. March 7, 2014

    Growth helps narrow gender gap in fast-growing economies

    Women cheered, some men booed, but everyone took notice when Christine Lagarde quipped in 2010 that had Lehman Brothers been...

  19. March 7, 2014

    Senior women executives in India find strength in numbers

    Armed with a PhD in chemistry, Beena Rai, 49, has been working for the past 18 years as a research scientist at Tata...

  20. March 7, 2014

    Russia’s women technology chiefs find springboard to big time

    Marina Kolesnik has been compared to Marissa Mayer, the chief executive of Yahoo. One imagines Ms Mayer would not deem it...

  21. March 6, 2014

    Women’s opportunities in Turkey hinge on school and marriage

    Umit Boyner’s career might seem exceptional in a predominantly Muslim country often associated with patriarchal values. In...

  22. March 5, 2014

    Birmingham looks to sell NEC

    Birmingham city council has been forced to put the NEC national exhibition centre and three other events venues up for sale...

  23. March 5, 2014

    Machismo persists in Latin America despite rise of female presidents

    When a prominent Mexican businessman last year criticised women for balancing careers and families, it seemed a step...

  24. February 26, 2014

    Baccarat boss treads a path between old and new

    Daniela Riccardi is a woman with a passion – for the power of women in business and for brands. Her career has spanned...

  25. February 19, 2014

    Win an eMBA scholarship by answering key gender question

    It is a vital question and Executive Appointments is seeking an answer: “To what degree do we need intervention in order to...

  26. February 13, 2014

    UK mining companies slow to promote women executives

    UK mining companies have one of the sector’s worst records of bringing women into senior roles, according to a report that...

  27. February 10, 2014

    ‘Diversity deficit’ threatens FTSE 100 companies’ competitiveness

    Two-thirds of FTSE 100 companies still have an all-white executive leadership, according to research which warns that a...

  28. February 5, 2014

    If I was… seeking to create gender equality

    Gary Elden is chief executive of SThree, the international recruitment firm that is also part of “Think Act Report”, a...

  29. January 29, 2014

    Working in Accountancy: Route to the top began with photocopying job

    When asked what she might have been rather than an accountant, Liz Bingham responds in a second: “An ocean explorer, like...

  30. January 29, 2014

    ‘How should we respond to flexible working request?’

    A female member of staff has submitted a request for flexible working to spend more time with her five-year-old son. As a...

  31. January 29, 2014

    Pay rising for in-demand accountants

    The growing demand for accountants in times of both boom and bust has been reflected in recent years’ salaries, which have...

  32. January 24, 2014

    Men in the workplace need to get to grips with Felix the Feeler

    Many years ago, before joining the Financial Times, I – like many other women in many other offices – was the object of...

  33. January 20, 2014

    Workplaces with big pay gaps hit by disputes and sickness

    Workplaces with big gaps in pay suffer more industrial disputes, more sickness and higher staff turnover than those with...

  34. January 17, 2014

    LSE appoints Sherry Coutu and Joanna Shields as directors

    The London Stock Exchange appointed two women directors on Friday, removing itself from the City’s shrinking pool of...

  35. January 17, 2014

    Proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards tops 20%

    The proportion of women on FTSE 100 boards has topped 20 per cent for the first time, raising hopes that the UK government’s...

  36. January 9, 2014

    Quotas for female board members look like a toad too far

    In China, 2014 is the year of the horse. In Germany, it is shaping up to be the year of toad-swallowing. “To swallow a toad”...

  37. January 8, 2014

    Your Questions Answered: ‘Was it wrong to ask staff to work after the party?’

    This year’s work Christmas party was on a Friday and we open on Saturdays. A number of our ethnic minority staff did not...

  38. January 8, 2014

    Businesses expected to ‘expand, invest and hire’

    Optimism abounds in the recruitment world as surveys suggest growing confidence will lead to more hiring in 2014. Finance...

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