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.
Encouraging sexual orientation disclosure in recruitment
We worked with the recruitment platform Applied, which aims to remove bias from the hiring process, to understand what works to increase voluntary disclosure, particularly for sexual orientation.
Improving equality, diversity and inclusion starts with good data
Data is critical for progressing equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) goals. Transparency and accountability are both foundational for improving EDI and these cannot be achieved without data regarding both employee characteristics and workplace outcomes. While gender pay gap reporting has been shown to reduce gender inequality, many organisations in the UK are not able to accurately calculate their pay gaps for wider characteristics such as race & ethnicity, disability, sexuality or socioeconomic status, due to poor data coverage. We worked with the recruitment platform Applied, which aims to remove bias from the hiring process, to understand what works to increase voluntary disclosure, particularly for sexual orientation.
More on equality and diversity
Gender bias and performance feedback: a randomised control trial
Simply telling men that their peers support parental leave and flexible working, increases their intention to share care
Supporting men to take longer parental leave and work flexibly
Increasing men's involvement in parental care
Increasing applications from women through targeted referrals
Targeted referrals can improve gender equality in recruitment