Archive for July, 2007

Jobs for disabled workers up 70%

There has been a 70 per cent increase in the number of disabled workers recruited into mainstream jobs during the first three months of the year, representing a record high and indicative of changing attitudes towards disabled works in the UK.The incre…

CRE launches ‘Mixedness and Mixing: New Perspectives on Mixed-Race Britons’

The CRE has today launched a website, ‘Mixedness and Mixing: New Perspectives on Mixed-Race Britons’.On the site, the CRE will be running an eConference from 4-6 September 2007 and is calling for written submissions from the public, academics and third…

Employers plan positive diversity recruitment

Employers in Britain are planning to more aggressively recruit gay, disabled, female and Asian workers in 2007 and 2008, a new poll reveals.More than 215 hiring managers and 500 workers were surveyed for job site by Harris Interacti…

‘Ginger’ taunts about red hair could be next big form of workplace discrimination

A tribunal decision has prompted new fears that ‘gingerism’ could be the next big form of workplace discrimination.Last week, a waitress was awarded £17,618 compensation for unfair dismissal over taunts about her red hair.Sarah Primmer suffered a seri…

BBC executives praised for ditching £350,000 bonuses after failing to meet diversity targets

Diversity experts have applauded the decision by BBC executives to forgo their bonuses collectively worth £350,000, after the broadcaster failed to meet its diversity targets.The corporation set itself stringent targets in 2004 of increasing the perce…


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.