Archive for April, 2007

Communication style defines difference between how men and women work

The commissioner for Public Appointments has highlighted the contrast in leadership and communication styles between men and women.Speaking at the annual dinner of City Women’s Network Janet Gaymer said: “Men often prosper in hierarchical organisat…

Lesbian and gay trends in the City

On the day the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) regulations come into force new research indicates how far the City has moved to overcome its traditional image as an inhospitable environment for gay and lesbian employees.London is the unrivalled gay a…

Police chiefs have to prove all-white is not all right for applicants

Police chiefs have admitted they face a massive task convincing officers of the merits of plans to push job applications from white males to the bottom of the pile.The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) has called for a change in the law so th…

Commission for Equality and Human Rights recruits key posts, including HR director

The Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR) is ramping up its recruitment ahead of the body’s official start date in October this year.The commission will enforce legislation on age, disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation, …

More work needed to deliver age diversity in workplace

Six months on from the introduction of age discrimination legislation, UK employers and workers must work harder to build a truly age diverse workplace and to combat age discrimination according to Manpower.Manpower believes this is of increasing impor…

Public bodies slammed over disability equality

The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) has hit out at over 60 public authorities in a new report that warns that many organisations are still failing to produce a disability equality scheme.Despite a government deadline of December 2006 for public bodi…

Free event for gays to find out their legal rights

A special free event designed to inform gay, lesbian and bisexual people of their rights has been organised by award-winning solicitors Russell Jones & Walker.Pink Law – Know Your Rights At Home, At Work & At Play is sponsored by PinkNews.co.uk.Mem…

Police chiefs deny discussing positive discrimination but admit to talking about talks

Police chiefs have denied discussing the prioritisation of black and female job applicants – insisting they had only met to discuss meeting to discuss the issue.The Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) was reported to be talking today about pl…

isability Rights Commission names and shames 65 public authorities for failing to produce disability equality scheme

Channel Four Television is among 65 public bodies that have been threatened with legal action for continuing to drag their heels in producing a disability equality scheme.The Disability Rights Commission (DRC) has named and shamed 65 public authorities…


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NEPDEC’s mission is to create a more inclusive, dynamic culture in our region and to prepare for increasingly complex and diverse communities and workplaces. To achieve these goals, we:
* provide educational programming/consultation,
* support member’s diversity initiatives,
* organize networking and social events for relaxed interaction and sharing, and
* build alliances among historically isolated groups.

Through cooperation, we address regional diversity issues with greater impact and economies of scale.