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Employment and Careers

Understand how to embed equality and diversity in your HR policies and how to support people as their careers develop at your institution.

Staff recruitment

Recruitment and selection processes can have a significant impact on how external recruitment and internal career pathways are managed.

Unconscious bias

Your background, personal experiences, societal stereotypes and cultural context can have an impact on your decisions and actions without you realising.
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Terms and Conditions

Ensure terms and conditions don’t discriminate and facilitate an inclusive working environment.

Equal pay

Equal pay ensures people with different protected characteristics are paid the same for like work, work rated as equivalent, or work of equal value
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Managing disability leave and disability-related sickness

Procedures for disability leave and disability-related sickness that don’t disadvantage disabled staff.
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Shared Parental Leave

Useful information for drafting or reviewing your shared parental leave policy.
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Development and Progression

Develop policies and practice that remove barriers to progression.

Bullying and harassment

Protect staff from bullying and harassment and create a culture that promotes dignity at work.
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Disabled staff

Addressing barriers to career development and progression experienced that disable staff with impairments.
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Minority ethnic staff

Addressing barriers to career development and progression experienced by minority ethnic staff.
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Staff networks

Staff networks can be a powerful tool for empowering minoritized groups, supporting staff to progress and help consultation.
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Support women in your workplace through practices that help advance women’s careers
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ASSET 2016

Examining STEMM academics' experiences of gender equality

The Athena Survey of Science, Engineering and Technology (ASSET) is a national survey that seeks to examine academics’ experiences, expectations and perceptions of gender equality in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) disciplines and in their HE institution.

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