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Maximising the potential of a diverse workforce is not only a social imperative, it is also a competitive advantage.

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“Everyone’s a little bit racist…sometimes”

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””

The Closet Conundrum – 10 Ways Employers Can Be More Supportive

 

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”

World Religion: Celebrating Differences and Embracing Similarities

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”

The A-Z of Why Diversity Pays Dividends

The facts speak for themselves. Diversity pays dividends and leverages competitive advantage. With that in mind, inclusive workplace culture shouldn’t just be high on the corporate agenda. It should pervade through every business objective. And here’s our A-Z of reasons why … Continue reading “The A-Z of Why Diversity Pays Dividends”

Employing The Visually Impaired ; 6 Important Questions Answered

An estimated 2 million people in the UK are living with sight loss. And of the 360,000 registered as blind or partially sighted, approx. 80,000 are of working age and capability. Could your organisation be missing out? Continue reading “Employing The Visually Impaired ; 6 Important Questions Answered”

5 Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Mental Health in the Workplace

We take a look at 5 ‘Do’s’ and 5 ‘Don’ts’ when it comes to creating a culture of best practice and inclusion for mental illness in the workplace. Continue reading “5 Do’s and Don’ts of Managing Mental Health in the Workplace”

I’m Not Racist, But …

‘No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin’ (Nelson Mandela).  Very true, but we are all capable of viewing the world through a racially biased lens … even when we don’t realise it. So, exactly what is ‘casual racism’ in the workplace, and how can employers eradicate it? Continue reading “I’m Not Racist, But …”

Ageism: 5 Major Myths Exposed

Discrimination is an absolute term isn’t it? You can’t have a policy that is a bit discriminatory, it either is or it isn’t. So interpreting the law around discrimination should be straightforward. But it seems that in the area of age discrimination in particular, there are several myths that have evolved that need exploring. Continue reading “Ageism: 5 Major Myths Exposed”

Have You Identified Your Main Diversity Challenges?

Tackling the right problems in the right order.  It might sound simple, but it isn’t always all that easy to distinguish between what’s urgent and what’s important.  At least, not without proper evaluation.    Continue reading “Have You Identified Your Main Diversity Challenges?”

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