Opinion

  • Incorporating veterans into your hiring strategy

    Incorporating veterans into your hiring strategy

    Ahead of Armed Forces Day, Former Group HR Director of The Go-Ahead Group, Val Proctor, shares her experiences of building a veteran employment...

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  • 7 ways you can improve social mobility in your business

    7 ways you can improve social mobility in your business

    This week the government published its first ever Social Mobility Employer Index to announce the top 50 UK employers who have taken the most action to...

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  • Business in the Community's call to the next Government

    Business in the Community's call to the next Government

    Dear Prime Minister, We know there are many challenges for the next Parliament but we believe so much could be achieved for our nation and local...

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  • Work is changing

    Work is changing

    With significant changes in demographics impacting all kinds of companies and workplaces, Matt Appleby (Director, Business in the Community Cymru)...

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  • The Power of Positive Shopping

    The Power of Positive Shopping

    Jane Langley, Founder and Curator of BluePatch.org on her campaign to connect makers, retailers and shoppers   Despite the fact that the UK is a global...

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  • Having better conversations

    Having better conversations

    Jill Salter (Head of Community Impact, Business in the Community Cymru) reflects on a recent Community Conversation event held in Newport in May and the...

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  • How volunteering helps communities to connect

    How volunteering helps communities to connect

    As Volunteers' Week draws to a close, it is important to both thank people for the amazing work that they do as volunteers, and highlight the on-going...

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  • Facing up to Automation – Responsibly

    Facing up to Automation – Responsibly

    John Williams, Director of Digital Strategy at ILM, on how businesses should face up to automation responsibly “The first rule of any technology used in...

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  • Share Your Pledge Day

    Share Your Pledge Day

      Share Your Pledge Day, will be taking place on 7 June (Wednesday) as part of National Volunteers' Week, in a bid to promote positive social action...

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  • The world moves on – with or without America

    The world moves on – with or without America

    I know I was not alone in feeling dismay and anger as I watched US president Trump announce that the USA would be withdrawing from the Paris Agreement of...

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  • Could my company be at risk of indirect discrimination if...?

    Could my company be at risk of indirect discrimination if...?

    ...it automatically excludes people with criminal convictions? This is the question we asked law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP to explore, in...

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  • Marketplace Insights: June 2017 edition

    The latest news, research and buzz on purpose-driven brands and customer trust from Business in the Community's Marketplace team. Sign up to be alerted each time we publish a new...

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  • Are Responsible Investors able to change the financial system?

    Are Responsible Investors able to change the financial system?

    The finance industry needs to work better together to serve a community beyond shareholders alone. The responsibility lies not with one link in the...

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  • Why do I think Ban the Box is a good idea?

    Why do I think Ban the Box is a good idea?

    This post was originally published by Michaela Booth on her blog Michaela Movement. It highlights the impact of the criminal conviction tick box, and...

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  • BITC and Black Country Consortium win Careers & Enterprise Company Award

    BITC and Black Country Consortium win Careers & Enterprise Company Award

    Business in the Community’s Education team, together with their partners in the Black Country Consortium, have won the Careers & Enterprise Company’s...

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  • Helping older workers thrive in the digital age

    Helping older workers thrive in the digital age

    Jenny Lincoln, Age Research and Policy Manager, Business in the Community, on the automation and the importance of (older) human workers The UK’s...

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  • A Queen's award for Betty & Taylors

    A Queen's award for Betty & Taylors

    Staff at Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate are after receiving royal recognition. The family business has been honoured with a Queen’s Award for Sustainable...

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  • Business leaders motivate school pupils to make a difference

    Business leaders motivate school pupils to make a difference

    Business leaders took part in an all-day interactive workshop at Eastbury Community College in Barking on Wednesday 26 April, to help give young students...

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  • From Bradford to Bristol on a mystery shopper tour

    From Bradford to Bristol on a mystery shopper tour

    As part of Responsible Business Week and Business in the Community’s Future Proof campaign, backed by the City & Guilds Group, we’ve been travelling...

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  • Cyber security: mitigating threats in the workplace

    Cyber security: mitigating threats in the workplace

    Cybersecurity depends on many factors, not the least of which is people writes Javier Brias, Marketing & PR Manager, Secon Cyber Security In 1993, when...

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