This article covers the pro's and con's of 'positive discrimination' with an argument that employers should instead change their approach to recruiting and retaining staff. On the other hand, bans on all male shortlists has seen an 'almost immediate' impact. So whatever your point of view there's one thing for sure - this high profile, complex and polarising topic isn't going away anytime soon.
Earlier this year, several companies went to great lengths to increase the talent pools attracted in the recruitment process and encourage diverse recruiting. The BBC banned all-white shortlists for top-tier jobs and PwC banned all-white shortlists to try and increase the number of women being employed in senior roles.