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Salesforce investors reject call for investigation into claims the company is toxic for non-white workers
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Careers & training

Salesforce investors reject call for investigation into claims the company is toxic for non-white workers

It's claimed it will take another 12 years before Salesforce reaches its goal of having 50% of its employees from underrepresented backgrounds
10 Jun 2022
Virgin Media O2 to fund employee gender transition
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Careers & training

Virgin Media O2 to fund employee gender transition

The telecom has announced its first diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) strategy since the Virgin Media and O2 officially merged in 2021
13 Apr 2022
Businesses shouldn’t invest in anti-bias training, says LSE professor
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Careers & training

Businesses shouldn’t invest in anti-bias training, says LSE professor

Businesses are said to have put too much focus on training that fails to lead to meaningful change
1 Apr 2022
IT Pro Panel: What’s stopping diversity in tech?
IT Pro Panel: What’s stopping diversity in tech?
recruitment

IT Pro Panel: What’s stopping diversity in tech?

The need for more diversity is well established - but we still have a way to go
25 Oct 2021
IT Pro and TechShare Pro
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Business

IT Pro and TechShare Pro

IT Pro is pleased to be partnering with AbilityNet for this year's event focused on accessibility and inclusive design...
23 Jul 2021
The right language to solve tech’s diversity problem
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recruitment

The right language to solve tech’s diversity problem

How does the tech industry reverse decades of discrimination? Looking at the language used within firms would be a good start
16 Jul 2021
Podcast transcript: Why digital accessibility is good for business
Podcast transcript: Why digital accessibility is good for business
user experience (UX)

Podcast transcript: Why digital accessibility is good for business

Read the full transcript for this episode of the IT Pro Podcast
16 Jul 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: Why digital accessibility is good for business
The IT Pro Podcast: Why digital accessibility is good for business
user experience (UX)

The IT Pro Podcast: Why digital accessibility is good for business

Making your apps disability-friendly isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s an overall benefit too
16 Jul 2021
Why aren’t women heading more tech startups?
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Business strategy

Why aren’t women heading more tech startups?

Sample our exclusive Business Briefing content
29 Apr 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: What happens when you’re the only woman in the room
The IT Pro Podcast: What happens when you’re the only woman in the room
Careers & training

The IT Pro Podcast: What happens when you’re the only woman in the room

We find out what it’s really like to join an all-male team
26 Mar 2021
Aberystwyth computer sciences department named UK's ‘most gender diverse'
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Careers & training

Aberystwyth computer sciences department named UK's ‘most gender diverse'

Only three universities can boast computer sciences teaching staff with more than 30% female representation
19 Jan 2021
Why tech can’t close the diversity gap
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Careers & training

Why tech can’t close the diversity gap

Despite an appetite for change, inequality in the tech sector persists. Why is there little practical action taken?
6 Jan 2021
Why diversity is key to a successful AI strategy
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Why diversity is key to a successful AI strategy

Having a diverse workforce cloud be even more vital in this field than elsewhere in tech
5 Jan 2021
The softer skills CIOs will need to adopt for the future
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chief information officer (CIO)

The softer skills CIOs will need to adopt for the future

The world of work is changing and tech leaders must change their approaches to keep up
17 Dec 2020
What is design thinking and why do diverse workforces do it better?
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Business strategy

What is design thinking and why do diverse workforces do it better?

From 'innovation revenue' to first mover advantage, design thinking has a lot to offer
8 Dec 2020
Google firing Timnit Gebru is a step back for ethical AI - one you should not ignore
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Google firing Timnit Gebru is a step back for ethical AI - one you should not ignore

Two years after it stopped selling facial recognition tech, the company has seemingly decided to bite the hand that fed it
7 Dec 2020
Coronavirus creates new challenges for women in tech (and every other industry)
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Careers & training

Coronavirus creates new challenges for women in tech (and every other industry)

The pandemic has exacerbated issues for women in an industry where representation is already a problem
24 Nov 2020
What makes an effective diversity strategy?
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Careers & training

What makes an effective diversity strategy?

Having a comprehensive diversity strategy is no longer a tick box exercise, it’s a vital business imperative.
23 Nov 2020
Make the web accessible
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user experience (UX)

Make the web accessible

Tiny text, muffled sound and fiddly controls can make browsing websites and operating apps hard work. Here's how to make them all easier to see, hear …
20 Nov 2020
Red Hat, Cisco, IBM to coordinate scrapping of problematic developer terms
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Development

Red Hat, Cisco, IBM to coordinate scrapping of problematic developer terms

The consortium will develop a replacement word list for terms such as master/slave, as well as frameworks and a certification scheme
19 Nov 2020
How to find and root out unconscious bias
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Business

How to find and root out unconscious bias

While most organisations are cracking down on overt bias and prejudice, addressing ingrained attitudes can be more difficult
16 Nov 2020
How to find and root out unconscious bias
A drawing of a silhouette of a head with a white hand over its eyes giving a thumbs up, indicating unconscious bias
Business

How to find and root out unconscious bias

While most organisations are cracking down on overt bias and prejudice, addressing ingrained attitudes can be more difficult
16 Nov 2020
How the autistic population could solve the tech industry’s biggest challenge
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Careers & training

How the autistic population could solve the tech industry’s biggest challenge

The neurodiverse population might not only help fill the skills gap, but bring a raft of unprecedented benefits – and big names like SAP and IBM are a…
22 Jun 2020