As the Talent Action Plan 2016 is published, Jeremy Heywood looks at progress on removing the barriers to success for under-represented groups and where we go from here.
Talent Action Plan
Blogs about the Talent Action Plan and related diversity and inclusion issues.
Geraldine Clement welcomes two new staff networks to support social mobility - support that, coming from a lower socio-economic background, she would have welcomed in her early Civil Service career.
Jeremy Heywood and Civil Service Social Mobility Champion Jon Thompson look at how the service is responding to the Bridge Group report on socio-economic diversity in the Fast Stream, and more widely to the need to make the organisation truly representative of society.
Civil Service Gender Champion Melanie Dawes looks back at the progress on diversity and inclusion over the last 12 months, and highlights the value of mentoring to underrepresented groups.
Sue Owen, Civil Service LGB&TI Champion, congratulates all the Civil Service departments and agencies recognised in the annual Stonewall list of the top 100 best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. And who came top?
One year after his appointment as Civil Service Race Champion, Richard Heaton believes that to make progress on race equality, we need - among other things - to talk about it more.
John Manzoni addresses some of the questions raised by civil servants responding to his recent blog post on the introduction of name-blind recruitment across the Civil Service.
John Manzoni explains why 'name-blind' recruitment is important for greater diversity in the Civil Service and beyond.
Matthew Coats, chief executive at the Legal Aid Agency, explains why he believes no organisation can succeed that does not fully embrace diversity and inclusion.
Rob Neil, MoJ's interim head of Diversity & Inclusion, urges everyone to take part in the largest-ever Race at Work survey. The results will help inform the Talent Action Plan to remove barriers to success for under-represented groups.