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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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Flexible Working – 5 Gains for Employers

Each year at the National Worklife Week Conference, speakers from companies large and small present on the latest flexible working initiatives which have delivered not only bottom-line benefit to their organisations, but also invaluable intrinsic satisfaction to employees.  Continue reading “Flexible Working – 5 Gains for Employers”

Diversity: Do one thing to make a Difference

Diversity. It’s not just a hot topic, it’s a big one. Diversity as a business strategy refers to creating fairness and inclusion in the workplace. Not only does this make practical business sense, it’s vital to business success in the twenty-first century. Continue reading “Diversity: Do one thing to make a Difference”

Channeling ‘The Voice’: Banishing Bias

Race, gender, ability, appearance and age … none of these should matter in the world of employment, and yet, so often invisible barriers are thrown in the way of the employment path, for so many. Continue reading “Channeling ‘The Voice’: Banishing Bias”

Talk To Me, Not My Wheelchair

Living with a disability presents challenges, of that there is no doubt.  But for most people, whilst it is a fact of their lives, it is not the most interesting thing about them.  Nor do they wish it to define them in everyday conversation.    Continue reading “Talk To Me, Not My Wheelchair”

Migrants: What Have They Ever Done For Us?

As the refugee crisis continues, opinions remain as divided as ever in the UK on the subject of immigration: close the borders and send them all back, or offer shelter and welcome them with open arms? As today marks International Migrants’ Day, we take a look at the story of two inspiring role models. Continue reading “Migrants: What Have They Ever Done For Us?”

Supporting Working Carers: An Essential Employer’s Guide

Britain’s population is ageing, and based on the demographic forecast, the number of carers in the UK is set to increase by 3.4 million (circa 60%). How can employers do their bit to ensure that caring responsibilities and career orientation are not a binary choice? Continue reading “Supporting Working Carers: An Essential Employer’s Guide”

Is Everyday Sexism Eroding The Progress of Gender Diversity?

‘The 1950’s called. They said we’ve borrowed their gender stereotypes for too long and now they’d like them back’.  Continue reading “Is Everyday Sexism Eroding The Progress of Gender Diversity?”

From ‘Mum’ To ‘Working Mum’: 8 Ways Employers Can Support The Transition

“Career Limiting Move (jargon): Any action endangering one’s future prospects of getting plum projects and [salary] raises, and possibly one’s job”. (Source: www.thefreedictionary.com).

We’ve probably all executed a few of these in our time. Some more cringeworthy than others, of course. Hitting ‘send to all’ in inappropriate circumstances surely has to top the list. As does leaving the company laptop in a taxi after a few too many post-work drinks. Or having a baby and taking statutory maternity leave.

Say what? Continue reading “From ‘Mum’ To ‘Working Mum’: 8 Ways Employers Can Support The Transition”

Corporate Social Responsibility – All Image & No Substance?

If you aren’t already investing in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, you’re probably in the minority.   But is your approach to CSR mere lip service, or are you making a genuine impact beyond the interests of your business? Continue reading “Corporate Social Responsibility – All Image & No Substance?”

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