Being biased is an unfortunate side effect of human nature, and we are all guilty of it, whether consciously or unconsciously. For employers, therefore, creating an inclusive workplace means constantly keeping your finger on the pulse of your organisational culture, being aware of how unconscious bias creeps in, and taking steps to address and prevent it.Continue reading “Creating A Consciously Inclusive Culture”
“Colour, creed, age and who you sleep with all become irrelevant when you’re both being shot at.” (Captain Michael Fry, quoted in The Independent, 2011). As Remembrance Day approaches, we take a look at how the British military is conquering the war on prejudice.
Monitoring workplace diversity is critical, but does that do enough to foster a culture of inclusivity? Continue reading “Counting Diversity, or Making Diversity Count?”
Diversity is a hot topic right now and most companies have implemented some form of basic diversity training, at least for line manager level. But despite the wealth of educational materials, news stories and social media hype, there are some major pitfalls that we are all guilty of…… Continue reading “5 Diversity Sins we are all guilty of”
Office banter: it’s a polarizing topic. One person’s idea of a harmless joke could very easily be another person’s idea of harrassment. So, how and where can employers draw the line? Continue reading “3 Steps to Managing Office Banter”
These are the lyrics of a key song from Avenue Q, the hit Broadway show characterized by puppets and human actors interacting as they work through various social issues with considerable ironic humour.
But is this all a fictional portrayal of society, or is there any truth in the sentiment? Continue reading ““Everyone’s a little bit racist…sometimes””
To come out or not to come out? With only 57% of LGBT employees comfortable to disclose their sexuality at work, could employers be doing more to lend support to the remaining 43% grappling with this decision? Continue reading “The Closet Conundrum – 10 Ways Employers Can Be More Supportive”
Sometimes we need a little reminder of the good that can come from faiths uniting together for a better world, and that the common foundations underpinning every religion are harmonious. Continue reading “World Religion: Celebrating Differences and Embracing Similarities”