Diversity in Technology and IT

Tackling Gender Diversity in Tech

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It has been evident for several years that gender diversity in tech is an issue. Although tech companies are showing commitment to increase the number of women in tech, it isn’t something that will change overnight. This is a huge challenge for tech companies but having good intentions isn’t quite enough. The quit rate in […]

Ways to Attract Diverse Talent in Tech

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Tech companies are starting to realise that to attract diverse talent in tech they need to be proactive in doing so. Some tech organisations are already going the extra mile by posting on women job boards and offering perks within their employment packages. Having diverse talent can bring many benefits to your company, however, it […]

Having a Disability in Tech

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  When you think of someone with a disability, you may think of someone who has trouble with their mobility or speech, however a disabled person is defined as someone who has a mental or physical impairment that has a long-term effect on their ability to do daily tasks. There are around 13.3 million people […]

How to Create an Inclusive Workplace

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In a company’s culture, it is easy to identify diversity and ways to grow your diverse workforce. There are many statistics that show how a percentage of people look for diversity policies within an organisation before applying and how important it is to them. However, some say if you have a diverse team that isn’t […]

Ways to Improve your Diversity Hiring Process

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Diversity has been shown to improve workplace morale, innovation and employers bottom lines. IT has highlighted that this year, the technology sector has been having major issues with diversity in the workplace and there have been trends this year to improve diversity and inclusion efforts. Although it is beneficial to focus on improving diversity within […]

Attracting LGBT into Tech

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Struggles of being LGBT A new study has found that a third of LGBT people avoid careers in science, technology and engineering due to worries of discrimination and bullying. The study which was conducted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) discovered that subjects such as science, technology and engineering have an image problem […]

Autism in Tech

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Positives of Autistic Talent Just 32% of autistic adults are in paid work and 16% are in full time paid work. Although employment won’t be suitable for all autistic people, 77% of unemployed autistic adults have stated that they want to work. A better education, rise in awareness and exposure on social media, has led […]

How to Achieve Diversity in Tech

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The tech sector is expanding almost 3 times faster than the rest of the UK economy and it is nearly worth £184bn. However, diversity remains a key challenge for the tech sector as only 15% of the tech workforce are from BAME backgrounds and gender diversity is currently sitting at 19% compared to 49% for […]

The Economic Cost of Discrimination to the UK Economy

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It seems crazy that not hiring a diverse workforce or discriminating within your workforce can cost the UK economy money, and a lot at that! Figures below from INvolve and Cebr show the extent of the issue: The economic cost of discrimination in the workplace to the UK Economy is £127 billion Broken down: the […]

Is there a solution to the tech talent crisis?

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There are a lot of frightening statistics that have been circulating for the last few years highlighting the current tech talent crisis. There is a shortfall in STEM skills at 40,000 people with UK employers struggling to fill 43% of STEM vacancies. Even more worrying predictions from to Coadec state that 800,000 jobs will be […]