"The tricky bit is trying to engage middle management" – how the Civil Service Rainbow Alliance is holding feet to the fire on LGBT diversity
The Civil Service Rainbow Alliance won praise at last year's Diversity and Inclusion Awards. Here, the CSRA's chair Oliver Entwistle tells CSW about the cultural gap that still exists between the top of the civil service and the frontline – and why he hopes the award will be a "catalyst for change"
In the tense aftermath of the Brexit vote, it's the job of all public bodies to take on hate crime and prejudice
Prejudice and discrimination can rise at a time of heightened insecurity, says Dr Marc Verlot of the Equality and Human Rights Commission – and it's not just the job of the police to tackle it
Interview: Vicky Pryce, former head of the Government Economic Service – "Referendums tend to polarise, people lash out”
Vicky Pryce, former joint head of the Government Economic Service, tells Sam Macrory why, despite the tumultuous times ahead, she would welcome a return to Whitehall…and not only to increase the number of senior women by one
Civil Service Commission says Louise Haigh's call for shortlists to be published in a bid to shed more light on the male/female split would have a "deterrent effect on potential future applicants"
New research from the Civil Service Commission finds that while BME civil servants represented more than a tenth of all applicants to senior jobs, they made up less than 5% of those chosen for interview
There are still too few women at the top of Whitehall – here's what the Home Office is doing to change that
Jo Hopkins, chair of the Home Office women’s network and senior sponsor of the Gender Equality Network, welcomes the steps being taken to encourage women from all backgrounds to join the civil service – and says the barriers women face are not just around gender but also race, ethnicity, sexuality, faith, age and background
Amid all the drama of last week’s arrival of a new government, it was easy to miss the launch of the Civil Service Workforce Plan. But, as Suzannah Brecknell explains, it’s a document that could have major implications for the future of the organisation as it grapples with the big challenges ahead
Losing your sight should not stand in the way of your career and it’s time to end the negative connotations around being blind, according to the Home Office's Adrian Treharne
Drawn up by four civil servants in their spare time, the new digital Mentor Match service has won the backing of some of Whitehall’s top figures. Here the scheme’s founders explain how they did it — and how they hope to tear down the “barriers to entry” for officials looking for new skills and challenges
Exclusive: Former Home Office permanent secretary says fall in the number of female permanent secretaries is “very disappointing” – and says lack of senior women in the Treasury could be to blame
Cabinet Office minister Oliver Letwin says he will give thought to "serious" suggestion of publishing more info on permanent secretary interviews, amid criticism of lack of female leaders
The success of innovative schemes from different parts of the world proves that diversity in government isn’t optional, it’s essential, argues Joshua Chambers