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Should I stay or should I go?

Brian Amble | 31 October 2006

What is it that motivates a worker to leave a job, or accept or decline a new position – and do age, gender or ethnicity have any bearing on these? A new report seeks to provide some answers.

Older workers face backlash despite a wealth of experience

Nic Paton | 18 October 2006

Older workers are often unable to keep pace with new technology and are viewed increasingly negatively in many other areas. But according to a U.S. survey, they more than make up for this in other ways.

Drive to get more ethnic minorities into British boardrooms

Nic Paton | 17 October 2006

British leadership organisations are launching a drive to get more people from black and ethnic minority communities into the boardroom.

Ireland needs to embrace workplace diversity

Nic Paton | 21 September 2006

Irish employers have been warned they have to get a grip with the notion of workplace diversity, as it is now one of the key challenges facing managers in the country.

U.S firms scramble to be seen as gay-friendly

Nic Paton | 20 September 2006

A record number of large American companies are now competing to be seen as "gay-friendly" as firms scramble to improve their company policies and benefits, a new survey has revealed.

Asian entrepreneurs race ahead

Nic Paton | 05 September 2006

The wealth of Asian entrepreneurs in the UK has grown by three times as the economy as a whole since 1998, with Asian success stories increasingly being seen in "non-traditional" sectors and industries.

More diversity brings increased profitability

Brian Amble | 17 August 2006

Companies with more racially diverse workforces are often better and more profitable performers than those with a more homogeneous makeup, new U.S. research suggests.

Gay and lesbian staff more welcome in Square Mile

Nic Paton | 11 July 2006

Out of an estimated 900,000 people working in London's Square Mile, some 55,000 are gay or lesbian and this number is growing as the stigma over homosexuality in the City wanes.

CEOs get abroad to get ahead

Brian Amble | 03 July 2006

Despite all the talk of board diversity, the typical CEO of a FTSE100 company is still likely to be a male in his 50s with an accountancy background. But in one respect, at least, there has been a major shift in the career patterns of Britain's top CEOs.

Women still rare in Europe's boardrooms

Brian Amble | 20 June 2006

The number of women in Europe's boardrooms is stagnating, with only the Scandinavian countries breaking the mould thanks to proactive policies and controversial quotas.

Dormant skills being left untapped

Brian Amble | 17 May 2006

Employers need to be doing more to attract mothers, carers, retired people and other "returners" back into the workplace if they want to tackle changing workplace demographics.

Left behind in the enterprise stakes

Brian Amble | 01 May 2006

The UK economy could receive a £580 billion shot in the arm if more businesses were started by women, ethnic minorities and people living outside London and the South East.

Preconceptions of older workers changing

Brian Amble | 07 April 2006

British attitudes to older workers are gradually changing, although ageism in the workplace still remains an issue, a new survey has found.

Diversity initiatives are glorified PR stunts

Brian Amble | 16 March 2006

Most finance professionals in the UK believe that workplace diversity initiatives are glorified PR stunts designed largely to ensure that employers avoid prosecution under discrimination laws.

Survey names top U.S. companies for women

Brian Amble | 08 March 2006

Although women account for fewer than one in 10 line managers in U.S. Fortune 500 companies, some organisations are finding innovative ways of developing and advancing their talented women - and seeing positive results.

Minority employees have less trust in promotion policies

Brian Amble | 06 March 2006

Minority employees are less likely than others to believe that their organisation's selection and promotion criteria are fair or unbiased.

Organisations should focus on fair rewards

Brian Amble | 07 February 2006

It is widely acknowledged that employee engagement depends on staff feeling that they are fairly rewarded for their skills and contribution. So why do only four out of 10 organisations include fairness as an objective of their reward strategy?

LBS launches business centre for women

Brian Amble | 31 January 2006

The London Business School has announced plans to launch a business centre for women following a £1.75m sponsorship commitment over five years from investment bank, Lehman Brothers.

More support needed to bring long-term sick back into work

Nic Paton | 25 January 2006

The British government's plans to get a million people off long-term sickness and disability benefits and back into the workplace will only have a limited impact unless a lot more is done to encourage employers to take on such people in the first place.

Ask not what you can do for your employer, ask what your employer can do for you

Nic Paton | 19 January 2006

Employers should look as much at what they have to offer potential employees as what candidates have to offer them if they want to gain an edge when it comes to hiring talent, according to recruitment specialist.

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