“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”
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”
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”
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”
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”