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4th October 2017

Round table 13th October: Encouraging flexible recruitment and reducing pregnancy & maternity discrimination

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The EHRC invites HR & D&I professionals to its Round Table event focused on flexible recruitment and reducing pregnancy and maternity discrimination. This is a first come first event with limited spaces so please message by 4th October to secure your place.

Date: Friday 13th October 2017

Time: 10.00am - 11:30am

Location: Behavioural Insights Team, 4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9NP (Map)


In order to help develop practical solutions to the issues raised in recent research on pregnancy and maternity discrimination, EHRC partnered with the Behavioural Insights Team to explore ways to improve experiences in the workplace. One key barrier to progress is the shortage of jobs advertised with part-time or flexible hours, preventing many from advancing their careers, working at the right level for their skills and even closing some out of the workplace entirely. We looked at how behavioural science could help increase the number of jobs advertised as open to flexible working.

The round table will include an opportunity to hear from Dr Tiina Likki on applying behavioural insights to pregnancy and maternity discrimination and the findings of a trial conducted in partnership with CIPD, aimed at encouraging HR professionals to openly advertise jobs with flexible working options. The presentation will be followed by an opportunity to discuss the findings and their implications for future work in this area, including how job boards can test innovative ways to improve gender equality in the workplace.


The round table will bring together key figures from CIPD, REC, EHRC, BEIS  and leading employers