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. 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”
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”
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”
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?”
‘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?”
“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.