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A Survation poll commissioned by executive search firm Inclusive Boards has revealed that the majority of business leaders are apprehensive about recruiting disabled people to a senior position. Only 11% or 1 in 10 of over 1000 leaders surveyed said they wouldn’t be apprehensive about recruiting a disabled person to a senior role. In addition, two thirds of those surveyed

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Government Report – Gender Equality at Every Stage: A Roadmap For Change Briefing

Background Minister for Women & Equalities, Penny Mordaunt, recently set out her new vision for gender equality in the UK with the publication of ‘Gender equality at all stages: A roadmap for change. The aim of the report is to tackle inequalities both women and men face throughout their lives and create ‘a fair society where everyone can reach their

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Public Appointments Diversity Action Plan 2019 Briefing

What is a Public Appointment? Every year, the government makes over 1,000 public appointments to the boards of around 550 public bodies. Public bodies deliver vital services and enrich our culture and communities through organisations such as the National Health Service, British Museum and the Big Lottery Fund. These organisations collectively spend over £200 billion a year and range across

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How Charities Recruit Trustees

According to research led by CASS business school, supported by The Charity Commission, The Department of Culture Media and Sport and several prominent voluntary sector organisations, there are approximately 700,000 trustees overseeing the work of 167,000 charities registered in England and Wales. With significant scrutiny on how charities organise their affairs, the way trustees are recruited is an increasingly important

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Why Volunteer Week is Important

The contribution of volunteers to our society is invaluable and essential. Currently, 38% of the UK population volunteers at least once a year adding an estimated value of £22.6 to UK charities. Most importantly, the most common motivation (46%) for people to volunteer is ‘wanting to do good’.  As a celebration of the importance of volunteering in our society and

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What is Volunteer Week?

Volunteering is an altruistic activity whereby individuals or groups provide services and help for no financial or social gain to benefit others. It is an extremely valuable activity that also helps volunteers to connect to the community.  Volunteering can be formal, giving unpaid help through a group or an organisation and informal, individually driven by giving unpaid help to individuals,

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Disability and Senior Leadership: CALL FOR EVIDENCE

There are an estimated 13.9 million people with disabilities currently living in the UK, composing approximately 21% of the UK population. In July-September 2018 the Office of National Statistics recorded an estimated 3.9 million people of working age with disabilities in employment, with an employment rate of 51.3% compared with 81.4% for people without disabilities. Today, Inclusive Boards announces a call

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Diversity in the charity sector

For ten years now I have been working at Eastside Primetimers providing specialised guidance and support to the charity and not-for-profit, in order to help the sector upskill and diversify by bringing in knowhow from other walks of life. Eastside Primetimers operates as a social enterprise providing consultancy support for social sector organisations. Alongside our main consultancy services, we have

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Inclusive Tech Alliance Awards 2019 – Nominations Now Open!

We are delighted to announce that nominations for the Inclusive Tech Alliance (ITA) Awards 2019 have officially OPENED. Winners will be announced on November 29th 2019 in an exclusive gala at the Landmark Hotel, Central London. Award categories include: Individual Awards:  Business Leader of the Year Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the Year Product Manager of the Year Software Developer of the Year

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