I know I was not alone in feeling dismay and anger as I watched US president Trump announce that the USA would be withdrawing from the Paris Agreement of 2015 (the historic moment when 195 countries came together to commit to limiting average global temperature rises to well within 2 degrees of...Read more
Blog & Opinion
Ahead of Armed Forces Day, Former Group HR Director of The Go-Ahead Group, Val Proctor, shares her experiences of building a veteran employment programme.
As an HR Director, much of my career has been focused on building a diverse and productive workforce that reflects the customer base...Read more
This week the government published its first ever Social Mobility Employer Index to announce the top 50 UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility within the workplace.
With many...Read more
Dear Prime Minister,
We know there are many challenges for the next Parliament but we believe so much could be achieved for our nation and local communities if government works closely with business to create the policy environment that enables them to be the best they can possibly be at...Read more
With significant changes in demographics impacting all kinds of companies and workplaces, Matt Appleby (Director, Business in the Community Cymru) reflects on the changing nature of work.
When we think about flexible working, we think of new parents returning to work or we think about...Read more
Jill Salter (Head of Community Impact, Business in the Community Cymru) reflects on a recent Community Conversation event held in Newport in May and the importance of having good conversations.
Companies that take the time to understand the challenges, issues and opportunities that exist...Read more
John Williams, Director of Digital Strategy at ILM, on how businesses should face up to automation responsibly
“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an...Read more
...it automatically excludes people with criminal convictions?
This is the question we asked law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to explore, in light of the disproportionate representation of BAME groups throughout the criminal justice system.
Their answer, in short, was yes –...Read more
The latest news, research and buzz on purpose-driven brands and customer trust from Business in the Community's Marketplace team.Read more
The finance industry needs to work better together to serve a community beyond shareholders alone. The responsibility lies not with one link in the investment chain, but with the sector as a whole, as each area has their own part to play in driving change. Over 20 delegates from a...Read more
This post was originally published by Michaela Booth on her blog Michaela Movement. It highlights the impact of the criminal conviction tick box, and shines a light on the experiences of many job-seekers with criminal...Read more
Jenny Lincoln, Age Research and Policy Manager, Business in the Community, on the automation and the importance of (older) human workers
The UK’s economy is digitising and its population is ageing, both impacting the labour market and the nature of work. These trends are interconnected,...Read more
Kate Hilton, Head of Membership South at BITC, muses on the exciting opportunity of inclusive digital transformation
According to Wikipedia (the fount of all knowledge) I’m just young enough to be classed as a ‘Millennial’. Growing up, I have watched technology change the natural rhythm...Read more