Ensuring that age, gender, race and health do not limit an employee’s engagement and success in the workplace.

Workplaces today do not reflect the full diversity of the society in which they operate. The most profitable businesses benefit from diversity by realising the potential of their staff and understand their customers better.

Business can widen the employee talent pool, but it takes more than supplementary programmes. The workplace culture needs to be inclusive, as do core policies and process. Reported targets are important to keep recruitment, pay and progression free from bias.

6 ways your business can take action on employee inequality


Publish the average pay of male and female employees, and your action plan to resolve any pay gaps 


Enforce zero tolerance for bullying and harassment – call it out when you see it


Target and measure diversity in recruitment and progression


Ensure all employees responsible for recruitment, pay, and promotion decisions undergo regular training for bias


Sign the “Time to Change” pledge and act to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace


Understand the pension projections for your employees and work out when they can afford to retire


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Leadership Team

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Chief Executive,
Aviva UK and
Ireland Life


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Chair, Investment
Association and 
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Partner, KPMG


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Chief Executive,
Anglian Water Group





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Age at Work Research and Policy Manager

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Gender Equality Director

Sandra Kerr
Race Equality Director

Louise Aston
Wellbeing Director