We work to improve equality and tackle discrimination across society. Our work encourages change in workplaces, education establishments, households, public services and public spaces.
In the UK, we have partnered with the Government Equalities Office (GEO) and a growing number of employers to improve our understanding of what works to increase gender equality and reduce the pay gap.
In the USA we have worked with a number of cities to increase the diversity of new recruits to police forces.
We work to reduce gender based violence worldwide. In Australia, live projects are applying behavioural insights to the challenge of sexual harassment.
Why policymakers need Netflix, and why Netflix needs behavioural insights
Mass media interventions have been successful at shifting a variety of behaviours, from encouraging HIV testing in Nigeria through an MTV show Shuga, to reducing inter-ethnic prejudice in Rwanda through radio shows, to increasing reporting of domestic violence using short films at film festivals in Uganda. But understanding how mass media works to change behaviour is crucial to bringing its full potential to bear.
Who is more likely to apply for flexible jobs - men or women?
Women are twice as likely to work flexibly compared to men - with women with children being the most likely to make use of flexible work arrangements. Consequently, many assumptions are made about part-time and flexible roles. Part-time positions in particular have become conflated with an unhelpful and inaccurate stereotype of mothers opting to take time to be with their family over advancing their career. This International Women’s Day, it’s time to dismantle these associations - we can now share results that show they have little foundation in data.
More on equality and diversity
BIT’s biggest trial so far encourages more flexible jobs and applications
What impact does remote working have on workplace sexist and sexually harassing behaviours?
BIT Goes to Washington
Unconscious bias and diversity training – the evidence
Switching the default to advertise part-time working boosts applications from women by 16%
PRIDE reflection blog 🏳️🌈: How defaults impact the LGBTQIA+ community