Blog & Opinion

by Sandra Kerr 29 May 2019 - 8:00am

Responsible employers are inclusive employers. Tackling any race disparities in the workplace will provide a potential economic boost to the UK of £24bn annually1.

Read the headlines from The Race Equality Award 2019 Finalists

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by Anne Willmot 23 May 2019 - 10:00am

Read the headlines from the Age Friendly Teams Award 2019 Finalists

The UK population is ageing. By the mid-2030s, half of all adults in the UK will be over 50 years old1 There is also a growing shortfall of younger people entering employment. Retaining older...

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by Anonymous 22 May 2019 - 8:00am

Simi Dubb, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Centrica, on how the company is helping its staff look after loved ones – and saving money in the process

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by Louise Aston 17 May 2019 - 10:45am

Read the headlines from The Bupa Health and Wellbeing Partnerships Award 2019 Finalists

The goal of Business in the Community’s (BITC) Wellbeing Leadership Team is to build a movement committed to positioning health and wellbeing as strategic boardroom issues,...

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by Anonymous 16 May 2019 - 12:01pm

Jeremy Milton and John Heseltine of Mercer discuss the journey ahead many organisations face to alleviate employees' cash concerns - and ultimately improve their own bottom-line figures

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by Anonymous 13 May 2019 - 3:34pm

In Mental Health Awareness Week, Alan Thornburrow, Business in the Community's Scotland Director, discusses the key messages at a parliamentary reception focusing on eliminating the subject's stigma   Read more about... Read more

by Nicola Inge 13 May 2019 - 8:00am

Read the headlines from the Unipart Outstanding Employment Award 2019 Finalists   How can member companies get involved with the Employment & Skills team’s campaigns?
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by Charlotte Gibb 13 May 2019 - 8:00am

Business in the Community is calling on businesses to offer good jobs that offer security, rights and a fair income, along with the opportunity for personal development and progression, and a supportive and inclusive environment. In practice, achieving this for all your employees is complex but...

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by Anonymous 9 May 2019 - 1:36pm

Eimear Meredith-Jones, Managing Director, Accenture Talent & Organisation, on how an empowering environment can be developed by companies

Innovation is the key to business competitiveness and growth. Yet, according to new research from Accenture, only a third of UK employees feel...

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by Anonymous 1 May 2019 - 9:00am

Maria-Jose Subiela, Global Goals Director at Business in the Community, explains why we should all be excited about the Responsible Business Tracker.   Am I excited about our new Responsible Business Tracker®?... Read more

by Rachael Saunders 1 May 2019 - 9:00am

Read the headlines from the Education Partnerships Award 2019 Finalists    How member companies can get involved with the Education Campaign SkillsBuilder: Talk to us about how to embed the framework into your schools outreach programme... Read more

by Anonymous 17 April 2019 - 9:46am

Paul Barrett, Head of Wellbeing, Bank Workers Charity works with Business in the Community as a Wellbeing partner. Following the publication of their latest white paper At the crossroads – The need for a digital rebalance, Paul explores the relationship we have with our digital devices and the... Read more

by Anonymous 15 April 2019 - 3:20pm

Business in the Community's Race at Work 2018 Scorecard Report: The McGregor-Smith Review One Year On, highlighted again that employers are not comfortable talking about race. BITC are encouraging... Read more

by Anne Willmot 5 April 2019 - 4:19pm

Anne Willmot, Business in the Community Age Campaign Director writes of the importance of conversation and why age should not be a taboo subject. 


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by Guest Editor 2 April 2019 - 1:15pm

Ann Beavis, Marketing Consultant at Premier Sustain, is a member of Business in the Community’s Circular Economy Taskforce.  Ann explains the social value created from developing a circular service and how every business can support a holistic approach to one.    The environmental arguments for... Read more

by Anonymous 18 March 2019 - 12:17pm

Eleanor Bradley, chief operating officer at Nominet, reveals how companies can take measures to prevent becoming victims of online criminals   Habits are hard to break. Our brains prefer to learn behaviours and stick to them; walking a well-worn neural network is much easier than trying to create a... Read more

by Gudrun Cartwright 14 March 2019 - 2:10pm

Gudrun Cartwright, Environment Director at Business in the Community, on how companies that are proactive in efforts to preserve the environment are reaping rewards.   Earlier this month I wrote about the challenges we... Read more

by Rachael Saunders 13 March 2019 - 11:40am

Change is coming: Education Director Rachael Saunders and Employment Director Nicola Inge of Business in the Community on ensuring that companies are not left behind by a transforming market


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by Anonymous 12 March 2019 - 1:12pm

Hannah Tankard, Programme Manager - Response and Recovery, BERG, in collaboration with Wendy Lamin, Product Manager, Trustify, outline three misconceptions that small businesses...

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by Anonymous 12 March 2019 - 12:44pm

With cyber-crime becoming increasingly sophisticated, Paul Cullum, Alternative Distribution Manager of HSB Engineering Insurance, discusses how small businesses can prevent a breach of online security


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